Category: The 5S

Total 24 Posts

World Peace through 5S

Congratulations to Kaizen Institute Romania, KI Japan for the 2nd successful “5S in the City” event. In cooperation with the Japanese non-profit organization 日本を美しくする会 (Organization to Clean Up Japan), a team of citizens and foreign guests worked to beautify the city and learn the spirit of kaizen. Please see YouTube

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Never Start with 5S!

“Oh no,” some of you are thinking. “Too late! Why didn’t you tell us earlier?” Jamie Flinchbaugh started a thought-provoking discussion today on his blog where he says don’t do 5S and gives good reasons. I encourage you to hop over and check it out if you haven’t already. One

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A Tracking Method for 5S Programs

David asked: I’m having a difficult time coming up with a tracking method for our 5S program. We are running a program with a scoring value but no real tracking method. Any suggestions? We have to pause every time we hear the word “program” attached to 5S or any improvement

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What You May be Missing About 5S

Paul left a couple of comments recently that caught my attention: HELP! My company has been “attempting” 5s for several years now,and have recently begun rolling it out once again after stopping it a few years back. My problem is this: We seem totally focused on painting everything from walls

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What’s the ROI of a 5S Program?

A reader asked, “What’s the ROI of a 5S program?” She explained that she had read on another blog that it was impossible to calculate an ROI for a 5S program and that this was troubling for her. She has been leading 5S efforts in her office and now that

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Declutter with 5S in 20 Minutes Per Day?

In modern society there are many promises of something in “only 20 minutes per day” whether it is flat abdominals, riches or perfect happiness. In fact what many people miss is that it is “20 minutes per day FOREVER” that guarantees success. The same is true for sustaining lean culture

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5S Red Tag Event for this Website

Thanks to a reader’s timely comment, I am happy to share with you some news about some accelerated change to our blog. “The site looks like it needs a red tag event!” said Shaun. Right you are! What surprised me was that nobody had ever said this before by readers

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