Lean 5s Email Course Week 4
In English, lean 5s is commonly referred to as:
Week 4 Focus: 清潔 Seiketsu or Standardize
Understand the Principles
The ability to maintain a good lean 5s condition is the best indicator of the discipline required for effective lean production.
3 Benefits to Standardizing 5s
"After standardization has been decided, it has to be practiced exactly. In order to practice the standards perfectly, workers must know the true meaning and value of each standard – not only in theory. They must have the skill and knowledge to put it into practice. Then, it is the supervisor`s duty to check and confirm the standards have been put into practice exactly." Mr Yasuhito Yamauchi, fmr Snr Managing Director, Toyota Motor Corporation.
Objectives: Standardize the previous 3s - Sort, Set in Order, Shine.
A small amount of company time must be set aside for each worker daily. A good amount for an 8 hour shift is about 10 minutes. Weekly and monthly meetings for 5s communication and education are crucial to the process.
Step 1: Create a standard work schedule and checklist for the previous 3s.
Step 2: Create a standard meeting schedule for 5s communication and training.
Tips for the factory/office:
Outcome: An effective routine is established.
Remember this is a process. Develop a controlled change of standards through trial and error, and communication. Continuous Kaizen should be applied for this always. It can be very rewarding!
Further Reading For more information on standardization, click here.
For more information on standardization, click here.
Ok. You have 7 days to achieve your Standardization objective. Ready....Set...Go.