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A quick 5s' Manual base on WIkipedia info
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is the name of a workplace organization methodology that uses alist of five Japanese words which, trasnlitered and translated into English,start with the letter S. This list is a mnemonic for a methodology that is oftenincorrectly characterized as "standardized cleanup", however it is much morethan cleanup. 5S is a philosophy and a way of organizing and managing theworkspace and work flow with the intent to improve efficiency by eliminatingwaste, improving flow and reducing process unevenness.
What is 5S?
5S is a method for organizing a workplace, especially a
workplace (like a shop floor or an office space), and keeping it organized. It'ssometimes referred to as a housekeeping methodology; however thischaracterization can be misleading, as workplace organization goes beyondhousekeeping (see discussion of "Seiton" below). The key targets of 5S are improved workplace morale, safety andefficiency. The assertion of 5S is, by assigning everything (that is needed) alocation, time is not wasted by looking for things. Additionally, it is quicklyobvious when something is missing from its designated location. Advocatesof 5S believe the benefits of this methodology come from deciding
should be kept,
it should be kept,
it should be stored and mostimportantly
the new order will be maintained. This decision makingprocess usually comes from a dialog about standardization which builds aclear understanding, between employees, of how work should be done. Italso instills ownership of the process in each employee.Another key distinction between 5S and "standardized cleanup" isSeiton. Seiton is often misunderstood, perhaps due to efforts to translate intoan English word beginning with "S" (such as "sort" or "straighten"). The keyconcept here is to order items or activities in a manner to promote work flow.For example, tools should be kept at the point of use, workers should nothave to repetitively bend to access materials, flow paths can be altered toimprove efficiency, etc. Topics to be covered:
Prepared by: Enrique Flores-SQE082009’
Visual Management
Workplace OrganizationGoal: By the end of this module participants should be able to:Discuss what constitutes a 5S program
Discuss the main concepts and benefits of workplace organization
Develop a detailed plan for implementing each step of the 5S process
Explain the difference between Visual Controls and Visual Displays
Identify examples of visual management and workplace organizationtechniquesExamples of Techniques Used To Implement Lean ManufacturingSmall Lot ProductionQuick SetupTotal Productive MaintenanceStandardized WorkContinuous Improvement ActivitiesContainerizationLevel SchedulingMachine and Process CapabilityContainerizationLevel SchedulingMachine and Process CapabilityVariation ReductionError ProofingPull SystemsSupplier RationalizationSupplier DevelopmentTransportation in demand Techniques to Reinforce Full Utilization of Workforce:Flexible workforce -varying the number of workers to match changesCreative thinking or inventive ideas -capitalizing on workerSuggestionsJob rotation
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Proper layoutVersatile and well trained workerJob rotationProper layoutVersatile and well trained workerRealization of Full Utilization of Workforce:Continuous evaluation and periodic revision of standard operations toaccomplish a task”Safe, clean and neatWhat Is Workplace Organization?“The manner in which we organize the things we have made availablePlace for everything, everything in its place (Go APE – “A Place forEverything”)Only what is needed to support the employeeReadily apparent and easily understood visual and audio signalsEfficient communicationMake problems visible!Operator focusedSynchronous and ergonomic assist devices“Management at a GlanceOperator focusedSynchronous and ergonomic assist devicesIndicate normal or abnormal conditionsAction needed to ensure high qualityManage in real time (not by reports)Manage the exceptionsMaintain discipline to execute consistentlyImproved safety and ergonomics; hazards identifiedMaterial fits in work stationDesignated storage for each partWhat Are Benefits Of WorkplaceOrganization?Easy to count inventoryNo waste looking for forms, procedures, parts, tools, drawingsEasy to look at minimum/maximum inventories
Prepared by: Enrique Flores-SQE082009’

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