5S System & Other Lean Tools
Specific tools for specific opportunities!
What is the 5S System?
The 5S System is designed to improve workplace organization and standardization. The S's include:
- Sort through all items and remove unneeded items
- Set in Order remaining items, set limits, create temporary location indicators
- Shine or cLEAN everything and use cLeaning as inspection
- Standardize the first three S's by implementing visual displays and controls
- Sustain the gains through self discipline, training, communication and total employee involvement
What is Setup Reduction?
Setup Reduction builds on the principles of the Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) system developed by Shigeo Shingo to dramatically reduce or eliminate change over time. The four-step Changeover Improvement Process is used to help companies design no/low cost solutions to reduce change over time. This, in turn, allows the firm to meet customer demands for high-quality, low-cost products, delivered quickly and without the expense of excess inventory.
What is Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)?
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a process to maximize the productivity of your equipment for its entire life. TPM fosters an environment where improvement efforts in safety, quality, delivery, cost and creativity are encouraged through the participation of all employees. The goal of TPM is to maximize your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and to reduce equipment downtime to zero while improving quality and capacity.
What are Pull Systems/Kanban?
Pull Systems/Kanban control the flow of resources in a production process by replacing only what has been consumed. They are customer order-driven production schedules based on actual demand and consumption rather than forecasting. Implementing Pull Systems can help you eliminate waste in handling, storing and getting your product to the customer on time, every time.
What is Cellular/Flow Manufacturing?
When processes are balanced, the product flows continuously and customer demands are easily met. Cellular/Flow Manufacturing is the linking of manual and machine operations into the most efficient combination of resources to maximize value-added content while minimizing waste. The most efficient combination implies the concept of process balancing. Only in a balanced process will the product continually flow. As a result, parts movement is minimized, wait time between operations is reduced, inventory is reduced and productivity increases.
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