5s for an Organized Workplace

The heart of 5S Workplace Organizational Consulting is the systematic identification and elimination of waste. We do this by using 5S principles to define value-added versus non-value-added activity and to establish a link between practical problem solving and the 5S process.

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Create a Sustainable Business

The best organizations are the ones that can turn chaos into order and turn disparate parts into a system that prizes speed and efficiency. Consider the NASCAR pit crew. Anytime a car pulls in, a crew of eight people leap over the wall, change four tires, fill the gas tank, and clean the windshield in 13-15 seconds. Any more time can cost a race. In a high-pressure, loud situation, they succeed with planning, training, and most importantly, organization. Everything is in its right place, ready to go. This is the model for your business. This is why 5S Workplace Organizational Consulting from Incito can give you the order and stability you need to create a sustainable 5S strategy that will benefit your entire workspace.

By following the 5S methodology, you can restructure your work environment in a way that benefits all team members. Whether you’re using the 5S strategy for your production process or you’re ready to rethink workplace organization for a more visual workplace, the 5S methodology can help.

Understanding 5S Organizational Consulting

Every workspace or work area is going to be full of waste and redundancy. You might not think that physical obstacles can actually make a difference when it comes to planning, but they can. Even the smallest amount can impact your workstation on a daily basis. The first step is to get that workstation in order with 5S principles. Going through wasteful processes, being unsure of where to put a document, or who to send it to, or what room files go in, can be a daily drag on your team and one that distracts from your long-term goals. An orderly workplace and some key 5S training best practices can give you the right tools to clear hazards, spend less time on tasks, and improve overall efficiency with a bit of good housekeeping.

At Incito Consulting, we work with you to develop a plan that makes your workplace efficient and free from waste. It’s a matter of evaluating your entire organization and using our years of expertise to give you the tools you need to create a working plan. We’re your partners in the process, using the time-tested 5S activities. It’s a more effective way of clearing excess inventory, taking a consistent approach to your clean work area best practices, and using 5S implementation to gain consistent operational results.

The heart of 5S Workplace Organizational Consulting is the systematic identification and elimination of waste. We do this by using 5S principles to define value-added versus non-value-added activity and to establish a link between practical problem solving and the 5S process which relies on effective Japanese words:

  • Sort (Seiri) – Organization: Eliminate unnecessary items and materials.
  • Straighten (Seiton) – Orderliness: A proper place for everything and everything in its place.
  • Shine (Seiso) – Cleanliness: Eliminating the source of waste, defects, and contamination.
  • Standardize (Seiketsu) – Standardized cleanup and housekeeping: A procedure to maintain and monitor the first 3 Ss
  • Sustain (Shitsuke) – Discipline: Train, educate, and change habits while relentlessly following the previous 5S standards.

Are you ready to explore how a Gemba Walk and the 5S system can help your management team get more in touch with what’s really happening in your business? Contact Incito Consulting today to arrange for a personalized consultation for 5S.

A Partner From Beginning to End

As we move through the day-to-day, even some of the best-laid plans can fall to the wayside, and before you know it, you have the same wasteful procedures and same irritating clutter (imagine a time-lapse of a teenager’s just-cleaned bedroom to picture how clutter can quickly creep back in). That’s why we don’t just evaluate your organization — we emphasize sustainability. To implement the sustain deployment model, we institute reaction and recovery plans, failure resolution ideas, and a 5S audit process to guide you, and we partner with you to see it through. Whether this is using the 5S practices to develop visual cues such as tape and floor markings in the work space or setting up a 5S training routine to better your manufacturing process, it’s the start of your lean journey. The 5S approach can help your business reach that next step.

You’ll look at common tactics like significant reductions in business environment clutter, simple concepts for setting up a housekeeping methodology and standard operating procedures, and following 5S steps and 5S techniques on a regular basis to eliminate inefficiencies, safety hazards, and overproduction breakdowns that impact ergonomics and cause unnecessary motion.

With the 5S practice methodology, you’ll learn more about visual control in a visual workplace, whether that’s a shop floor work area, a storage location, or your production facilities.

If there is waste in your organization, it is blocking you from reaching your highest potential, hurting day-to-day activity, and preventing you from meeting your long-term goals. You may never need the speed of a pit crew, but our 5S Workplace Organizational Consulting keeps you fast, focused, and ready for the next lap.

Company leaders that follow this efficient way of achieving lean production maintain high standards and a good place to work.

Are you ready to explore how Incito’s team of experienced lean experts can help your company upgrade your organizational management process? In a fast-moving economy, you can’t afford to have a disorganized office and process slow you down. Connect with Incito Consulting today to find out how to be as fast as your vision.

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