We come into the second step in 5S, which is Set In Order, Seiton in Japanese.
The goal here is to organize the work area. Each item has it's own place and should be easy to find, use, and return: a place for everything, and everything in its place. Tools that are used frequently should be stored near the place they are used.
Spare equipment, supplies, and other tools that are used less often can be kept in a central location, where multiple teams can share them.
Items that are typically used together (such as drills and drill bits) should be stored near each other.
Each of these decisions will make sense on its own, but it may become difficult to keep track of everything.
It may be helpful to create a 5S map as part of this process.
A 5S map is a diagram or floor plan that provides an overview of a work area, process, or station. It provides a visual reference to show where the tools, supplies, workers, and travel paths are, and how they relate to each other. A good map may also include a description of the work that happens in the area shown.
No matter which approach is used to create it, the resulting 5S map should be kept as a training tool, used for reference in later steps of 5S, and updated over time as the work area changes.
Once storage locations are assigned, each storage area should be labeled. Label the outside of cabinet doors to help workers quickly identify what’s inside each one. Then, label any interior shelves to show where different supplies belong. The same ideas extend to rack labels, bins, and other storage systems.
Organization can extend to the floor, too. Work areas, movement lanes, and storage for supplies and finished products can all be marked with floor marking tape.
Hope above will help you and your organization have knowledge and implement 5S.
5S able to improve your facilities and improve working environment.
Published : 5-Jan-2021