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  • 1. A Quality Improvement Plan THE FIVE S’s By: David Black
  • 2. Today’s Agenda
    • Define Five S’s as a quality tool
    • Show how the Five S’s can benefit a company
    • Explanation of each of the Five S’s
  • 3. Today’s Agenda (cont.)
    • What makes the Five S’s work
    • United Electric’s use of the Five S’s
    • Class Exercise
  • 4. Definition of the Five S’s
    • The Five S practice is a technique used to establish and maintain a quality environment in a company by improving its’ organization.
  • 5. How can this tool benefit a company?
    • Improves efficiency of workplace
    • Improves overall appearance of company
    • Improves self-organization
  • 6. The Name Stands for Five Japanese Words
    • Seiri
    • Seiton
    • Seiso
    • Seiketsu
    • Shitsuke
  • 7. SEIRI
    • In English seiri stands for “Organization”.
    • • So what does organization really mean for a company?
  • 8. Definition of Organization
    • Organization means keeping all the necessary things needed for a job separate from the unnecessary.
  • 9. Example of Organization
    • • If parts are stored in an organized manner, employees will know where to find them when needed
  • 10. SEITON
    • In English seiton stands for “Neatness”.
    • • Neatness – the study of how fast you can put items away and retrieve them in time of need.
  • 11. Example of Neatness
    • • Each employee name is in alphabetical order for easy access.
  • 12. SEISO
    • In English seiso means “Cleaning”.
    • … this includes everyone from the head honcho to the janitor.
  • 13. SEIKETSU
    • In English seiketsu means “Standardization”.
      • What exactly are we standardizing?
  • 14. Standardizing
    • We are going to include the the first three S’s
    • Seiri
    • Seiton
    • Seiso
    • As a standard daily practice in our company.
  • 15. SHITSUKE
    • In English shitsuke means “Discipline”.
    • • The discipline which is desired is self-discipline. All employees need this to keep the five S’s an on going improvement plan.
  • 16. Underlying Working Principle of the Five S’s
    • The five S’s eliminate wastes.
      • Wastes are potential gains
      • Where are the wastes in this picture?
  • 17. Real World Example
    • United Electric of Watertown, MA has implemented this process and has seen real results
  • 18. Exercise
    • What are the benefits of each of the Five S’s?
  • 19. Flow of the Five S’s (Review) Enforcing the Five S’s SHITSUKE (discipline) Making 1 st 3S’s a daily job SEIKETSU (standard) Keeping the Co. clean SEISO (clean) Everything has its place SEITON (neat) Only keeping nec.item SEIRI (org)
  • 20. In Recap
    • Defined the Five S’s as a quality tool
    • Showed how the Five S’s can improve a business’ organization
  • 21. In Recap
    • Identified what each ‘S’ represented in the overall plan
    • Showed United Electric’s use of the Five S’s
  • 22. Summary
    • The Five S’s are a great start for any company trying to improve their quality and organization