5S - Yes, the foundation of Lean! The neat and tidy heart. Master the art of 5S, and you're halfway home!
A couple of thing to keep in mind as you're poking around in 5S in Dispatch. We think 5S is such an important, fundamental step in your lean journey, we want everyone to get in there and really tear it up. Um, I mean, really get in there and use this often underappreciated tool in the most organized, productive way possible!
In 5S, you won't find all of the same settings as in other Modules or even other Lean Tools. There are no individual settings and fewer security restrictions than elsewhere. For example, if you want to Add a new 5S Project or edit an existing 5S Project, you can do that! Anyone in your facility with an account can.
Any account holder can edit the status to or from any of the following:
- On Hold
- Set in Order
When a 5S Project is completed, you can change the status to Sustain, to indicate the Team has accomplished everything you wanted to for this particular 5S Project. *Note: Since most 5S Projects can almost certainly be improved upon at some point in the future, no 5S Project is ever really finished in the strictest sense of the word.
Just look at all the things any member of your team can do in 5S Projects:
- Edit (click this magic button to modify any/all of the following fields)
- Attach (Attachments)
- Add / Remove (Documents)
- Add (Actions)
- Add (Audit Notes)
- Notes - Add general, informational notes
5S is the ideal Lean Tool to start with. It's also a great way for every member of your teams to make a legitimate contribution. It's often easier for newbies to see things that those of us who have been around for a minute overlook. "A fresh pair of eyes", you know.
- Your Team gets involved = WIN
- 5S Projects get a boost = WIN
- Your work areas are much more conducive to positivity and productivity = WIN + WIN
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