Posted by: Hysam Darwan | June 12, 2013

Get Started With Lean Manufacturing by Using 5S for Workplace Organization

Made In Tennessee

5S and Lean Manufacturing5S is a technique for organizing a workplace that helps to streamline processes. Tennessee manufacturers can adopt Lean manufacturing principles with the help of 5S.  By using this proven method, Tennessee manufacturers can create safer, cleaner and more organized workplace arrangements.

Getting Started with 5S 
The hardest part is getting started. Lean manufacturing works to eliminate waste in processes and materials, and this is where “5S” can lead the way for a budding new program.

Assess the items used in the workplace and sort the necessary from the unnecessary. Unnecessary items crowd your workspace, and then it’s harder to find the materials that are needed. Pinpoint outdated equipment, dispose of broken tools and clean out the junk. Safety and productivity will immediately improve with the extra space and improved organization.

“Set-in-Order” involves placing the useful items in carefully planned locations based on frequency of use and where they are…

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