The 5S (Plus Safety) Methodology - Set In Order
As discussed in our blog post - The 5S (Plus Safety) Methodology - we're going to be covering each "S" that makes up the methodology.
In case you missed our last blog post - we covered the first "S" - Seiri (Sort).
Today, we'll be covering the second "S" - Seiton (Set In Order).
Setting In Order can involve many things, including - but not limited to the following.
- Making sure items are stored and arranged in a way that make them easy to access for whomever uses them most frequently.
- Having a work area that's organized, has all tools and supplies at the ready for optimum workflow, and is safe for the operator(s).
- There are frequent checks to assure the above two steps are complete - and always looking for ways to improve upon the current setup.
How can 5S Warehouse assist with this? Much like the first "S" - Seiri (Sort) - the second "S" - Seiton (Set In Order) have many of the same steps.
- Marking off areas such as "Red Tag Areas" (Items that are ready to be removed)
- Creating specific areas for tools, supplies, pallets, pallet jacks, tow motors, and other equipment.
- Making sure all areas you can be and can't be are labeled.
- Having tow motor paths clearly marked.
- And much more!
Our next blog post will cover the third "S" - Seiso (Shine).