Hi, guys. Welcome to improve Phase five s refresher. I'm Catherine MacGyver and today we're going to go over a quick reminder of the five s tools.
So if you remember when we went through five us in depth in the quick hits section, the five buses are sort set in order, shine standardized, sustained. And then I add one on of safety because while you're there, you might as well look at it. So
when we went through this in quick hits, we went through this in the context of what you can do in your workplace independent of Lean and six Sigma.
So now we're gonna revisit this as faras in the context of a domestic project. So remember, you used your analyzed tools, you have a sense of what's going on in your process. And now you're looking to improve. So a refresher on what the five s is our sort is
whether or not you need something. So you want to look at everything
in your work space and be very critical and evaluating. Does this need to be here? Once you get the keep and the don't keep piles, you're going to set in order so for set and ordered. Now you're going to find a place for everything. Toe live. I like to think of this as a bull's eye. So if you look down on your workspace,
anything that isn't red or closest
to where you work are going to be things that you access every single day, multiple times a day. You want the closest stuff closest to you for the most frequent stuff closest to you, then your yellow is going to be things that you access frequently,
but not necessarily every day or not multiple times per day. So you can have a little bit of space out
and then in your green are going to be things that you access minimally. So, like, for my example here, anything that's on the back shelf are going to be reference books that I don't look at on a regular basis. But I need to keep because they're reference. So once you find a place for everything to live,
you're going to want to shine or do a really deep cleanse and a deep scrub
while you're there shining, you're gonna wanna look for any maintenance concerns. If you have any fluid leakage. If you have frayed wires, anything that may be some sort of safety concern.
Once you have done this and you have set up one work space, you're going to want to standardize. So all work spaces that do the same work are laid out the same way. The idea behind that is, if I were to sit at your workspace, I would be able to still do the job
because everything has that standardization to it. It's also creates the muscle memory of Every time you use something,
you go back to the same place and then sustain where you get into the habit of regularly doing the four previous esses. So my recommendation is Friday afternoon before you leave quick sort of anything that you have added to your desk. If you've added something, find a place for it to live.
Make sure you do a deep clean at least a wipe down in a scrub
of your work space and make sure that all of there hasn't been any changes in the other work spaces. That way, all of the energy that you invested in doing those 1st 4 s is stays and you want to maintain it so that you don't lose that investment or that mo mentum
safety is over our king. We want to include it in each of the steps. So when you're sorting, if you find something that is unsafe,
replace it when you're shining. If you see a maintenance issue, make sure to raise your hand, however, is appropriate for maintenance for you.
So when we talk, about five us in the context of the improved things were going back to that current state process map. So remember where we had you drill into each of those steps and we said, Document, what are the waste? Five s can decrease the waste of motion waiting
an inventory. So making sure that you're not doing more emotion than you need. So, for example, if I have a book that I look at every single day for reference,
I don't want it to be on the show was behind me. I wanna instead to be on the desk for those of you can see right here in front of me. So it's an easy access. So wasted motion when we're talking about five s and the waste of waiting
this is going to be specific to making sure that everything is where it needs to be. And you have that standardization
with it. So you're not going to be waiting on finding something, sharing tools, those sorts of things. Inventory relates back to making sure you have what you need to do your job and not more than what you need. So you're going to want to get rid of anything that doesn't relate.
You see five as showing up quite a bit in inventory management
if you think back to our modules where I had pictures from my own projects of what it looks like. Another thing that five us can can decrease the waste of is maintenance concerns. So we don't end yellow belt talk about total productive maintenance or downtime. But it is something as we're looking forward to our green and our black, though
we do start factoring in
downtime, in maintenance requirements for the production line and for the work.
So when you were thinking about your improved phase, remember, starting at our current state process, Map five s is a valuable tool for process improvement. It can be used as a way to decrease those ways of motion waiting an inventory and doesn't necessarily
on Lee needs to be done and quick hits or just do it.
I strongly recommend that everybody do five us because there is also that mental wellbeing component that is associated with it, where you learn muscle memory where your things are. You have a better mental outlook because you're working in a clean and organized environment, but specifically within the context
of your improved phase.
You're going to want to consider five us when you're looking at the waste from your current state process. So our next module up is the last of our visual management tools will be looking at and on boards.