Monday, January 31, 2011

Make it simple!


Make things simple!

In a project of continuous improvement, 5S, TPM or
Lean Manufacturing have the courage to put
simple questions and expect simple answers.

"No excuses 

Example not Lean:
Q: After 5S, is the department ordered?
A: There is still something to improve, the
operators do not always participate in the
events and do not compile correctly
the check-list.

Lean Example (Target to be reached):
Q: After the department has ordered 5S?
A: Yes

Example not Lean:
Q: After the TPM the machine work?
A: If the machine heat 45 minutes and
if we leave the cabinet open, yes.

Lean Example (Target to be reached):
Q: After the TPM the machine work?
A: Yes

With the objective of simple questions
and expecting simple answers, there will be
a method to successfully prosecute
continuous improvement.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rows Rows

Let's start with practical examples of
Lean Manufacturing application

In the picture a few cans in order.
This is an example of Step 2 of the methodology of 5S.

On the red lines everyday tools.
Yellow rows in weekly use tools.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

5S Method

The methodology allows the organization of the 5S
making a job orderly and functional.

Step 1: Sorting (Classification)
Maintain what you need and discard what is not needed.

Step 2: Set in Order (To give an order)
Place the working tools close to
the place where they must be used,
with clear labels and ergonomically.

Step 3: Shining (Clean)
Keep the workplace clean daily.

Step 4: Standardize
To standardize the operations of reorganization of the workplace.

Streamline the job save space and pushing ergonomics.

Step 5: Sustain (Support)
After the first four stages should be monitored daily or weekly work. 

We must spread the method in other areas adjacent
to those affected by the 5S methodology.

For all these steps will be helpful check-lists to be applied strictly.

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