As the narrator states, " Without standards, 5S just becomes a fancy word for housekeeping." I think this video is informative and at 5 minutes is short enough to use as an intro to 5S or as part of a kaizen event.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The hardest parts of a 5S implementation are the 4th and 5th S's, "standardize" and "sustain." Everyone can clean up the place, sort their tools and find good spots for them, but coming up with standards and ways to sustain the effort is more difficult. It's also easier to explain the benefits of a clean workspace, than expounding on the importance of standard work. Here's a good 5S video that focuses on the fourth S. The video describes standards, how important they are to the fire department and how they can be leveraged into different work environments.