For decades, 5S practitioners have struggled with exactly how to implement and sustain a 5S program in their workplaces. While there are many books available on the organization methods suggested by 5S, few provide easy-to-understand, step-by-step guidance on how to set up and sustain successful 5S implementations. 5S Made Easy fills this need.
Written by an expert whose focus for the last decade has been nothing but 5S, the book supplies in-depth guidance on how to implement and sustain each of the 5S pillars-sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain.
The book uses an easy-to-follow format that was designed for use during 5S events. It provides color images of real-world 5S solutions, including before and after pictures from the field. It also supplies readers with online access to all of the forms and documents needed for an effective 5S program. All the forms and documents are provided in an easily editable format to fit any operation.
David Visco is an experienced 5S Coach and 5S Event Leader. He has 30 years of operations, warehousing, inventory management, and manufacturing experience in the distribution, medical device, biopharmaceutical, and the electronics industries. Visco has a master's degree from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. In 2006, after implementing 5S with his current employer, Visco had an idea to make 5S easier: one stop shopping for 5S supplies and materials. He and his wife Barbara started the5Sstore.com, where you can get everything you need to implement 5S. Visco offers 5S advice to major corporations as well as small- and medium-sized companies. He also researches and finds visual solutions for applying 5S in difficult situations.
What Is 5S and Why Do It? What Is 5S? Benefits of 5S Summary of Each of the 5 Pillars How Is It Implemented? Action Items Parking Lot Items How to Use This Book Action Items Parking Lot Items Notes Develop Your Plan Develop Your Plan: Summary of Steps Action Items Parking Lot Items Notes Train the Team Tips for Launch Success Train the Team: Summary of Steps Action Items Team Ideas Parking Lot Items Sort Benefits Materials Needed Pre-Event Tasks Red Tag Event Steps Lessons Learned for Future Red Tag Events Sort: Summary of Steps Action Items Parking Lot Items Notes Set in Order and Shine Summary Benefits Materials Needed Pre-Event Tasks Set in Order and Shine Steps Team Ideas Some Idea Examples Some Shine Idea Examples Some Ideas Examples Set in Order: Summary of Steps Action Items Team Ideas Parking Lot Items Standardize Benefits Materials Needed Pre-Event Tasks Standardize Steps Benefits Benefits of 5S Audits Standardize: Summary of Steps Action Items Parking Lot Items Sustain Summary Benefits Materials Needed Pre-Event Tasks Sustain Steps Sustain: Summary of Steps Action Items Parking Lot Items The Ideal Conditions to Implement Lean Know What Your End Goal Is Make Sure Leadership Is on Board Prepare Your People Do Not Lose Momentum Action Items Parking Lot Items In Closing 5S Launch Guide Develop Your Plan: Summary of Steps Train the Team: Summary of Steps Sort: Summary of Steps Set in Order: Summary of Steps Standardize: Summary of Steps Sustain: Summary of Steps 5S Materials Checklist Forms Resources Training and Education Supplies Acknowledgments Index