The foundation of all good manufacturing is 5S. It is the standardization of all the manufacturing factors that result in quality products, delivered on time, together with the discipline to use the system consistently. We recommend implementation of 5S in three stages:
The five areas of standardization are:
These modes of standardization take different forms during the three stages. The best known is remedial 5S, where the standards are known as:
We provide training, training materials, planning, coaching, pilot projects, 5S Blitz, audits, and many other methodologies to implement 5S in the factory, the office, and all areas of business.
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Last modified on November 11, 2008