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5S and Five More Working from Home Hacks

For many knowledge workers it looks like working from home may be here to stay for a while. Some have found that working from home has improved productivity, due to time saved not commuting or other reasons. For others, the home environment hasn’t been as productive. One of the biggest

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Why Do We Disrespect the 4th S of 5S?

The 5S method is widely recognized as a fundamental and foundational part of Lean management. Without the basic discipline to remove clutter and distractions, put things back where they belong, and plug our leaks and sources of cutter, we live in chaos. We lose things, we waste time searching or

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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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Gemba Glossary: 5S

Gemba Academy has started a new series of free videos called the Gemba Glossary.   These short, normally less than 2 minutes, videos will offer definitions and explanations of key lean terms. The first video in this series is focused on 5S.  You can view all of these videos as they

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5S or 6S… which should it be?

I was recently asked the following question by a continuous improvement practitioner: “Should we make safety the 6th S, thus calling it 6S instead of 5S?” I offered my two cents but rather than sharing my thoughts at this time I am more interested in what you think. So, two

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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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