E6S-109 Intro to 5S - It's not just about cleaning up!

Intro:  Welcome to the E6S-Methods podcast with Jacob and Aaron, your weekly dose of tips and tricks to achieve excellent performance in your business and career.  Join us as we explore deeper into the practical worlds of Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management and Design Thinking.  In this episode number 109, Jacob and I introduce the 5S system.  In retrospect "Simple" should have been one of the "S's." Here we go. http://bit.ly/E6S-109; Leave a Review! http://bit.ly/E6S-iTunes

  1. Why 5S?

    1. 5S is one System to help Identify and Eliminate the 8 Kinds of Waste:

      1. Recall "MR TOYOTA" episodes72-77 : http://bit.ly/E6S-072, http://bit.ly/E6S-073, http://bit.ly/E6S-074, http://bit.ly/E6S-075, http://bit.ly/E6S-077

        1. Motion

        2. Reserves

        3. Transport

        4. Overproduction

        5. Yield Problems

        6. Over processing

        7. Talents

        8. Awaiting Availability

    1. Workplace Organization is Simpler and More Visual

      1. Production status and issues identified quickly

      2. Reduced search and motion

      3. Stock levels easily controlled - no accidental ordering

  1. What is 5S? -The 5S system is a part of Lean Manufacturing and consists of:

    1. Sort (Seiri):  Separate items.  Remove anything unneeded on a regular basis (include red tag)

    2. Set-in-Order (Seiton): A place for everything, everything in its place

    3. Shine (Seiso):  Cleanup!!!

    1. Standardize (Seiketsu):  Develop daily habits. Continually improve and iterate.

    2. Sustain (Shitsuke): management involvement, incentives and support

      1. Scorecards & Audits

    1. Sometimes a sixth "S" added for "Safety"

  1. Example: Grind Shop

  1. Gwendolyn Galsworth

    1. The Visual Workplace Podcast - "Work that Makes Sense"

      1. Ref podcast episodes: 5S on Steroids (free on iTunes)

      2. http://visualworkplace.com/podcasts/

    2. Brought over initial "S" translation - wishes she could change it

    3. Says the first "S" is silent, but stands for "Spirit" of the value-add worker

  2. Key risks

    1. Stops at 3S or 4S - management disengaged; falls apart

    2. Too large a bite

      1. R&D Chemistry example

    3. No ownership, no routine established. inconsistency

    4. Seeking perfection- Going overboard -

      1. best 5S is what workers agree to start and continually improve




Outro: Thanks for listening to episode 109 of the E6S-Methods podcast.  Stay tuned for episode number 110 with Gabriela Spagnol where we discuss her clinical research regarding 5S on the brain.  If you regularly tune into the podcast, do us a favor:  go to iTunes right now and leave a review so we can move up in the ranks and attract more of the guests that you'd like to hear from.  If you know of someone who would make a great guest on the podcast, be sure to let us know.  Follow us on twitter @e6sindustries or start a conversation in our discussion group.   Both Jacob and I are on LinkedIn,  and we accept all invitations.  Don't forget to you can find notes and graphics for all shows and more at www.E6S-Methods.com. "Journey Through Success. If you're not climbing up, you're falling down.  Leave a Review! http://bit.ly/E6S-iTunes