The “5S” Philosophy

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The “5S” Philosophy
Based on Japanese words that begin with S, the 5S Philosophy focuses on effective work place organization and standardized work procedures. 5S simplifies your work environment, reduces waste and non-value activity while improving quality efficiency and safety.

If you’re going to do it, do it RIGHT! If you’re going to do it, do it RIGHT!

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Sort – (Seiri) Sort – (Seiri)
The first S focuses on eliminating unnecessary items from the workplace.

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Sort – (Seiri) Sort – (Seiri)
An effective visual method to identify these unneeded items is called red tagging. A red tag is placed on all items not required to complete your job. These items are then moved to a central holding area. This process is for evaluation of the red tag items. Occasionally used items are moved to a more organized storage location outside of the work area while unneeded items are discarded.

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Sort – (Seiri) Sort – (Seiri)

If you don’t use it, move it!

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Sort – (Seiri) Sort – (Seiri)
Sorting frees up valuable floor space and eliminates such things as broken tools, obsolete jigs and fixtures, scrap and excess raw material. The Sort process also helps prevent the ‘hoarder’ job mentality (“I might need it”).

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A place for everything A place for everything & & everything in its place everything in its place

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Set in Order – (Seiton) Set in Order – (Seiton)
The second S focuses on efficient and effective storage methods. You must ask yourself these questions:

1. What do I need to do my job? 2. Where should I locate this item? 3. How many do I need?

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Set in Order – (Seiton) Set in Order – (Seiton)
Strategies for effective Set In Order are:

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Painting floors Outlining work areas and locations Shadow boards Modular shelving and cabinets

“A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND “A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERTHING IN ITS PLACE” EVERTHING IN ITS PLACE”
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Shine – (Seiso) Shine – (Seiso)
Once you have eliminated the clutter and junk that has been clogging your work areas and identified and located the necessary items, the next step is to thoroughly clean the work area. Daily follow-up cleaning is necessary in order to sustain this improvement. Workers take pride in a clean and clutterfree work area and the Shine step will help create ownership in the equipment and facility.

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Shine – (Seiso) Shine – (Seiso)
Workers will also begin to notice changes in equipment and facility location such as air, oil and coolant leaks, repeat contamination and vibration, broken, fatigue, breakage, and misalignment. These changes, if left unattended, could lead to equipment failure and loss of production. Both add up to impact your company’s bottom line.

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Standardize – (Seiketsu) Standardize – (Seiketsu)
Once the first three of the 5S’s have been implemented, you should concentrate on standardizing best practice in your work area. Allow your employees to participate in the development and documentation of such standards. They are a valuable but often overlooked source of information regarding their work.

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Standardize – (Seiketsu) Standardize – (Seiketsu)
Standardize means establishing “Best Manufacturing Practices, including:

 Workplace Layout and Design  Materials Handling Analysis  Clear and Concise Work Instructions  Well Defined Work Methods  Safe (Ergonomic) Working Practices  Cycle Time Reduction  Training  Documentation
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Sustain – (Seiketsu) Sustain – (Seiketsu)
This is by far the most difficult S to implement and achieve. Human nature is to resist change and more than a few organizations have found themselves with a dirty cluttered shop a few months following their attempt to implement 5S. The tendency is to return to the status quo and the comfort zone of the "old way" of doing things. Sustain focuses on defining a new status quo and standard of work place organization.

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The “5S” Philosophy The “5S” Philosophy
Once fully implemented, the 5S process can increase moral, create positive impressions on customers, and increase efficiency and organization. Not only will employees feel better about where they work, the effect on continuous improvement can lead to less waste, better quality and shorter lead times. Any of which will make your organization more profitable and competitive in the market place
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Who is EASE Inc? Who is EASE Inc?
EASE Incorporated is an international corporation, founded in 1986. EASE is headquartered in Southern California with satellite offices in Europe and the United States. EASE Incorporated provides productivity improvement services through the application of the EASEworks® Software, training, consulting services and implementation support.

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The Service The Service
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Our major focus is to offer sustainable productivity improvements and cost reductions for our clients. We can provide you with consulting assistance for. .
Equipment Evaluation Facility Layout Establishing “Best Practices” Competitive Benchmarking Design Engineering Process Engineering Production Engineering Implementing Ergonomic Improvements

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Training and Training Support & Certification Improving Labor Efficiency Productivity Analysis Implementing Lean Manufacturing Manufacturing Engineering ISO 9000 Implementation Developing Work Standards Process Mapping

EASE will provide engineers with extensive experience in YOUR industry. Your engineers will have the ability to take over, with confidence, where we leave off. confidence
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Software Software

EASEworks® Software modules cover:

 Work Standards  Product Cost Estimating  Line Balancing

 Work Instructions  Ergonomics  Design For Assembly

EASE Inc. provides full training, start up assistance and consulting services for all modules. Software customization services are also available.

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Contact Information Contact Information

EASE Inc.. EASE Inc
27405 Puerta Real, #380 27405 Puerta Real, #380 Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Phone: (949) 348-7511 Fax: (973) 201-1600 E-Mail: sales@easeinc.com Web: www.easeinc.com

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SAMPLE ONLINE SAMPLE ONLINE WORK WORK INSTRUCTION INSTRUCTION

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Full motion Full motion video can be video can be displayed as displayed as part of aawork part of work instruction instruction

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Work tasks can be Work tasks can be analyzed in great analyzed in great detail to evaluate detail to evaluate alternative methods. alternative methods.

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Determining Value/Non-Value Determining Value/Non-Value Added Activities Added Activities Value Added:
CONTRIBUTES TO CUSTOMER DEMANDS?

Activities that must be performed to meet customer requirements
ASSEMBLY METALWORK PACKAGING

PROCESS STEPS

YES YES

VALUE ADDED

YES YES

NO NO

NECESSARY TO PRODUCE OUTPUT

NO NO

CONTRIBUTES TO BUSINESSR DEMANDS?

YES YES

ESSENTIAL NON-VALUE ADDED

FINANCIALS SCHEDULING MINIMAL MATERIAL HANDLING

NO NO

NON-VALUE ADDED

MOVEMENT REWORK STORAGE

Non-Value Added: Activities that do not contribute to meeting customer requirements. These activities can possibly be eliminated.

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This chart illustrates This chart illustrates Value Added/Non-Value Value Added/Non-Value Added, Walking and Added, Walking and Internal Time. Internal Time.

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This shows methods This shows methods comparison and cost comparison and cost benefits. benefits.

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Here is aacomparison of Here is comparison of the value added. the value added.

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Not only can existing working practices Not only can existing working practices be evaluated, but alternatives can be be evaluated, but alternatives can be considered and cost justified. considered and cost justified.

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A leading beef processing plant A leading beef processing plant uses EASE to compare the same uses EASE to compare the same task for training and work content task for training and work content across all of their plants. across all of their plants.

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