From the Bottom Up: You and Your New 5S Program

5S guide and poster

2 min read Making the choice to implement a 5S program is making the choice to better your business as a whole. There are all kinds of benefits that a company can enjoy by entering into the world of 5S—a few of them being quality output of product, efficiency, and safety improvements. Using 5S not only increases your overall profit, but it also changes the safety culture for the better and makes employees happier. Your plan for implementing …

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How to Organize Your Shop: Try 5S

3 min read Are you needing some organization in your workshop?  Do you spend more time trying to find tools and supplies and less time actually working? Are you hoping to improve your efficiency and cut your waste down?  Would doing all of this help to improve quality to the customer and possibly even reduce prices? Well, you are starting to find yourself approaching the tenets of something many in the manufacturing industry have studied and implemented for …

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5S Benefits for Students

2 min read Over the past several years the lean concepts which started out only in manufacturing have been used to improve just about every other industry. These strategies, however, can also be used to benefit students of just about every age. Look at these powerful benefits students can gain from learning about the 5S strategies which have become so popular in the business and manufacturing world. Organization Millions of students at every level suffer due to poor organizational skills. …

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5S Your Auto Shop

3 min read If you own an auto repair shop you might be looking for ways to improve your safety and efficiency you may have run across the Lean 5S standard which is used in so many businesses today.  At first glance many people think that this particular standard would not apply to an auto shop because of the fact that you are performing such a wide variety of services on hundreds of different makes and models of cars.  The …

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Custom Foam Drawer Liners

2 min read Many facilities have many drawers full of tools or other equipment which is difficult to sort through when people need to use something.  As part of the lean 5s certification you may be looking at this as an opportunity to increase the efficiency of your facility.  Keeping the tools and other items people use well organized and easy to find you can often save a lot of time and energy each year. What are Custom …

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Tool Storage Foam Organizers

2 min read While most individuals are happy to have a nice tool box full of tools which they likely only use a couple times per year, a factory or other facility often has thousands of different tools so they need something a little bigger.  In many cases they will keep their tools in drawers which are lined with custom tool storage foam.  The foam is made to hold these tools in a very well organized and safe way …

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5S Red Tags

2 min read When starting the task of making your facility a 5s certified location there are many different things that you must do.  At first it might all seem a little overwhelming, but the fact of the matter is there are products which can make everything simpler and more efficient.  One area where many people have trouble is identifying everything in your facility, its uses and whether or not it should be there.  Some things are easy …

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