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5 S


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5 S

  1. 1. 5S<br /><ul><li> Short introduction to the term 5S
  2. 2. How to transform 5S theory into practice</li></li></ul><li>What is Five S?<br />5S is a basic, fundamental, systematic approach for :<br />productivity improvement<br />quality improvement<br />safety improvement<br />…in all types of business.<br />5S are a part of Kaizen - a system of continual improvement.<br />
  3. 3. Focus areas<br />The Five S program focuses on:<br />Having visual order<br />Organization<br />Cleanliness <br />Standardization. <br />The results you can expect from a Five S program are improved: <br />Profitability<br />Efficiency<br />Service and safety.<br />
  4. 4. Principles<br />The principles underlying a Five S program at first appear to be simple, obvious common sense - and they are. <br />But until the advent of Five S programs many businesses ignored these basic principles.<br />
  5. 5. What are the Five S&apos;s?<br />Sort <br />the first step in making things cleaned up and organized<br />Set In Order<br />organize, identify and arrange everything in a work area<br />Shine<br />regular cleaning and maintenance<br />Standardize<br />make it easy to maintain - simplify and standardize<br />Sustain<br />maintaining what has been accomplished<br />
  6. 6. Real example<br />Picture from the designlab at Gjøvik University Collage;<br />Shows a locker where we have applied 5S theory in practice:<br />Each tool have their own fixed spot<br />The tools are numbered and named<br />Tools that are not very often used are not placed in this locker at all<br />On the outside and inside of the locker are picture of where each tool are located.<br />
  7. 7. Real example continues<br />Closeup of the top shelf<br />Especially notice the white marking around each object / tool.<br />
  8. 8. Thank you for your attention.<br />Kenneth Kalvåg<br />