The 5S (Plus Safety) Methodology - Sustain
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 fourth "S" - Seiketsu (Standardize).
Today, we'll be covering the fifth "S" - Shitsuke (Sustain).
This "S" essentially ties the previous 4 together.
To sustain involves many things, including - but not limited to the following.
- Implementing sorting, setting in order, shining, and standardizing on a regular basis - without being told to do so (Via Self Discipline).
- Training and improving upon these tasks to get better and better each audit.
This and the previous components of The 5S (Plus Safety) Methodology may appear to be repetitive - but that's precisely what they're supposed to accomplish. The idea is to assure everything has it's place and that everyone knows their routines. The only variables are striving to make the two better - and implementing the changes.
How can 5S Warehouse assist with this?
- Customized Signs detailing directions and/or descriptions of areas/items.
- All areas taped off for organization and safety.
When everything is clearly marked and in its proper place - your workplace is clean, organized, efficient to work within, and easier to identify issues by both regular and new staff. And we want to assure ALL those are met!
Our next blog post will cover the BONUS "S" - SAFETY.