How to Start ?

by Viral
(Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India)

I understand that Lean can bring very good improvement in an organisation.
I am not aware of the process of LEAN Manufacturing but I have the thought process which helps me in understanding the concept very easily.
I tried to implement 5S in one of company (having 400 employees) but I failed. The reason being that I dont know how to get all the employees under one roof.
Also, I dont know how the process flows i.e. from where to start and how to start. ?

I want to learn the technology but I dont know who can and where can I?

Basically I am in India, specifically Gujarat. Here we dont have such industries ?


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Apr 01, 2014
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Where to Start
by: Kozo Sakano

Dear Viral

5S must be the beginning point. You will see significant improvement when it is properly implemented. With a workforce as large as 400, I would start small with one division. Choose a division that has motivated staff that you can educate and encourage. Start small with a focus on 2S. After the initial clean, create a daily schedule of 5 minutes before lunch and 10 minutes before the end of shit to carry out 2S activities. Make sure that the division gets a lot of recognition and that the bosses come down to congratulate them. With this showpiece, you can inspire other divisions to join in.

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