Lean practices should make your work easier. At the workstation level, the five S tools are designed to do just that. In this video, Steven explains how the five S's of Lean and a method of visual controls can help to manage workstations better.
- Do you ever need to fix something…around your house or your apartment?…Most of us do at some time or another.…If you're like me, you spend more time looking…for the tool you need then actually doing the repair job.…That's frustrating.…At work, that's more than frustrating.…That's very inefficient.…Fortunately, Lean has a tool that helps with that situation.…It's one of the five Ss,…a very important aspect of the Lean approach.…Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota production system,…once asked, "Why not make the work easier,…"so the person doesn't have to sweat?"…That's what the five Ss are all about,…making it easier to do the job.…
You do that by creating and maintaining workstations…that are clean, organized, and efficient.…The five Ss are derived from five Japanese words…that begin with the letter S.…Lucky for us, they translate to five English language words…that also begin with S.…The first tool is sort.…Each item at the workstation is kept in its proper place.…Also, any item that's not needed at the workstation,…
Lean concepts have been successfully applied to every aspect of doing business. In this course, learn the principles of lean and how they are used in processes, production, and services. Instructor Steven Brown also explains how lean thinking impacts the organization, from the overall business culture to day-to-day work activities.
- What is lean?
- Process mapping and reengineering
- Cost and constraints
- Lean manufacturing
- Lean services
- Lean culture
- Lean thinking
Skill Level Beginner
1. Lean Defined
2. Lean Processes
3. Lean Manufacturing
4. Lean Services
5. Lean Thinking
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