Is 5S Really Just a Waste of Time?
5S is one of the foundations of a successful Lean Manufacturing system but many businesses we have seen place too much emphasis on the 5S portion of their Lean Management System.
The Top 12 Lean Tools for Lean Manufacturing
Read our top 12 Lean tools for sustaining a Lean transformation.
Our Top 5 Practical 5S Workplace Organisation Videos
Practical 5S is one of the easiest Lean techniques to implement but one of the hardest to sustain. View a selection of 5S Lean Minute Videos from the TXM Lean Solutions archive and learn how to sustain ...
Setting Practical 5S Standards
How Do You Set Practical Standards? At the beginning many people find the idea of a 5S program to be as a daunting undertaking. Poorly designed and executed 5S program can indeed be stifling to a organisation ...
Sustaining Practical 5S Workplace Organisation
In preforming 5S activities on site I often see that the initial efforts go well and gains are quickly made to production areas. Over time this may begin to slide as the initial drive gives way to ...
5S and a Visual Workplace – Essential for Sustaining Lean Manufacturing
Many lean experts are critical of 5S and think it is a superficial tool. However while, 5S and Visual Workplace are not "the solution" for creating a lean culture, it is an essential factors in sustaining ...
Practical 5S: Lean Begins With a Well Organised Workplace
Where ever you are in your Lean Manufacturing implementation, using 5S as your workplace organisation tool ensures you are keeping on track and involving every person in your factory. If you are a little ...
Why Audit Weekly 5S Workplace Organisation?
We know that housekeeping is one of the fundamental Lean principles; a foundation stone for the Toyota Production System and the many others that follow along similar lines. We know how much hard work ...
5S Lean Housekeeping: Sort, Set, Shine, Standardise, Sustain
To have an organised and efficiently running factory, we need to know that everything has a place, is in that place and is clean and ready for use - this is the basic premiss for the Lean manufacturing ...