Saturday, 17 March 2012

5S for your business

5S is a tool in the Lean armoury (where each 'S' stands for a Japanese word).. but what it boils down to in essence is to making sure that each workplace and workspace is clean, tidy and safe.

So make sure everything has a place and is in that place (so it can be found next time it is needed) .. make sure nothing is there that should not be there (otherwise it may distract) and make sure everything is fit for purpose. 

Sounds very simple (and it is) .. but take a look around your business and find out how often these simple rules - that lead to increased productivity - are broken.

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