What waste occurs in your production process?
Real top companies are the ones that succeeded in eliminating waste from their production process.
So how LEAN is your production? Download our 5s checklist and perform your very own audit!
5s is a method within LEAN management to work more efficiently. It’s possible to reduce waste, by bringing clarity and standardization to the workplace or production.
The 5s method originated from Japan. The system strives for order and cleanliness on the work floor. This objective ranks into five principles, all of them starting with the letter S:
Seiri - Sort - Lose surplus
Seton - Simplify - Everything in its place, there's a place for everything
Seiso - Sweep - Cleaning = inspecting
Seiketsu - Standardize - Document and recognize
Shitsuke - Sustain - A waste-free workplace forever!
To start with 5s, you need to know the current quality of your workplace. You’ll find that out, using this audit or baseline measurement.
The 5s checklist uses the 5s principles to show you how well, safe and efficient your workplaces and employees operate. The audit shows you where production isn’t efficient and helps you to optimize the work process. Standardization of procedures can be part of this process.
The Cierpa 5s LEAN checklist is an appraisal form for production workspaces and production lines. Questions are asked for each of the 5s themes. One or more auditors can complete the checklist for a department, workspace or production line.
Audits are carried out regularly, to assess whether production is at the right level and to determine whether the implemented improvement points really are effective. A 5s LEAN audit can take place once every three months, but also once a week when you need quick feedback on a new method.
5s audits need to become aids for optimizing your production or organization. They are not a necessary evil but intermediate milestones that are part of a larger plan.
Once your company embraces this point of view, everyone can view the audits as a motivating moment with enough space to show and celebrate joint successes.
A 5s PDF checklist is a great way to perform a simple audit. However, would you like more overview and better features? Would you like multiple auditors, at different places within the company or maybe at different locations? Then the 5s digital checklist might be the better choice. Then choose Cierpa Assessment.
Cierpa Assessment is a digital auditing tool that uses visual reporting to show you how your company continuously improves. It's a significant next step in the improvement process of your organization. Contact us for free advice or a live demo!
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