5S Implementation Strategy
By Patrick Detroit
I was talking to a friend the other day and he was mentioning a conversation he had with a client concerning the 5S’s. The client said that they’ve tried it a few times but it never stuck. I quietly went home and started thinking about the 5S’s and began asking myself some questions. The first question we always ask is “why,” so I started there. Not just each iteration in the 5S system but why 5S’s? Why not 5T’s or 5W’s?
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Training Within Industry's Job Instruction provides a method for assuring that Standard Work processes are operationalized into the everyday employee work interactions. Supervisor's are taught how to teach their area's jobs so that the workers can efficiently and predictably execute the work while practicing 5S work habits.
- America was the global manufacturing leader.
- Process & Productivity were paramount.
- Social technologies are defocusing.
- We need to apply process thinking to information and innovation.
Necessity is the mother of Invention. – Anonymous.
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In 1987, at the University of Nebraska, my engineering career had its beginning. As a celebration of that moment (and after I had gotten a job - which is important), I bought my first new car, a 1987 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe. Perhaps because I just graduated from engineering school, I kept a mileage log, carefully recording every mile each time I filled up with gas. And then I got married, had two kids. Guess what happened to the Camaro when the first child came into our lives? Life got busy, and the mileage log was left behin
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There are many factors in deciding an organization’s success or failure. Many are outside of their control, e.g. significant economic changes or catastrophic weather events. However, many factors are certainly within an organizations’ control, e.g. selecting and operationalizing a successful strategy, hiring and developing the right people, and defining and executing their work efficiently and effectively. In fact, the better the organization operates, the less the external factors affect it.
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