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Basics of Lean for Manufacturing Introduction to 6S
What is 6S ? <ul><li>6S- A methodology for organizing, cleaning, developing, and sustaining a work environment.  </li></ul...
6-S Objectives <ul><li>Establish area based teams with clear responsibilities and boundaries. </li></ul><ul><li>Standardiz...
Benefits of 6S <ul><li>An organized, efficient workplace for improved productivity.  </li></ul><ul><li>A cleaner work plac...
Elements of 6S <ul><li>Sort   - what is not needed, sort through, then sort out;  “When in doubt, move it out!” </li></ul>...
When to do 6S <ul><li>Space is crowded with parts and tools.  </li></ul><ul><li>Unneeded items are stacked between and aro...
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Introduction To 6 S

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Introduction To 6 S

  1. 1. Basics of Lean for Manufacturing Introduction to 6S
  2. 2. What is 6S ? <ul><li>6S- A methodology for organizing, cleaning, developing, and sustaining a work environment. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This lean manufacturing tool is referred to as “6S” due to the six steps, all beginning with the letter “S”. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 6-S Objectives <ul><li>Establish area based teams with clear responsibilities and boundaries. </li></ul><ul><li>Standardize practices within the work area and across the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce the practice of area based teams and self audits. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve safety, productivity, and moral by establishing “a place for everything and everything in it’s place” within the work area. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits of 6S <ul><li>An organized, efficient workplace for improved productivity. </li></ul><ul><li>A cleaner work place for improved safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced inventory and supply costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Recapturing valuable floor space and minimizing overhead costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve “how we feel” about our product, our company, and ourselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an “always-ready” customer showcase to promote our business. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Elements of 6S <ul><li>Sort - what is not needed, sort through, then sort out; “When in doubt, move it out!” </li></ul><ul><li>Set in Order - straighten what must be kept; make it visible and self-explanatory so everyone knows what goes where. </li></ul><ul><li>Shine - everything that remains. Clean and inspect equipment, tools and workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>Standardize - the clean routine. Make it more automatic. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustain - requires self discipline, stick to the rules and make them a habit. </li></ul><ul><li>Safety – improve area safety issues and sustain safe practices. </li></ul>
  6. 6. When to do 6S <ul><li>Space is crowded with parts and tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Unneeded items are stacked between and around workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Excess inventory on the floor. </li></ul><ul><li>Excess items and machines make it difficult to improve process flow. </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment is dirty and a collection point for miscellaneous materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Needed equipment such as tools are difficult to find. </li></ul>

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