Applying 5S for an Efficient Workplace
by Rafael M. Pefianco MPM FAAPM
Keeping costs down in your operations, in the office or in production, is critically important today. A source of losses that can be addressed immediately is the time, effort and resources wasted looking for items. Maintaining superior customer loyalty and overall top performance requires new approaches to being quick, accurate and low cost. 5S is a proven system that can help you become more efficient and lower costs. Training in 5S will teach you the techniques and practices to better organize and manage your workstation and office.
Raffy Pefianco of RMP Consultancy conducting a 5S Training at a power plant of the AboitizPower Generation Group.
Many of us are facing a daily deluge of paper work and electronic communications. If we don’t have a system to deal with this, we can literally find ourselves getting buried in paper work and emails that urgently need to be answered. Is there a proven way to better organize our workspace for greater efficiency and productivity?
Yes. 5S is a proven system that can help you overcome this problem and this Basic 5S for an Efficient Workplace will teach you the proven techniques to organize and manage your workstation and office.
5S is Japanese workplace organization method that is now a pillar of many improvement programs such as Lean, Six Sigma, TQM and ISO. It is based on 5 principles which in Japanese with its English equivalent are as follows:
|Seiton||Set in Order|
The key benefits of implementing 5S
- Improved Safety
- Increased Speed
- Better, More Committed Employees
- Improved Quality
- Less Waste (Improved Efficiency)
- Reduced Space Used For Storage
- Improved Maintenance
The 5S method describes how to organize your work space for efficiency and effectiveness by identifying and storing the items used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the new order. Creating the standards that your office will use comes from a decision-making process that involves all of the people involved in the workplace. This approach ensures that there is an understanding among employees of how they should do the work, avoid wasting time and resources, and achieving greater productivity.
The techniques and concepts discussed in this program provide an improvement solution for those often-overlooked administrative processes benefiting every system, every process, every employee, and every customer within the organization.
You will learn the strategies that you can use within an office environment to reduce errors and lead times, eliminate waste, and respond more quickly to the needs of the organization. By the end of the session, you will develop an improvement plan that you can implement upon returning to your organization.
Read more about 5S in our Blog posts below
How you will benefit from the RMP Consultancy Seminar Series
- Learn from an experienced expert practitioner and trainer
- See photos from actual implementations of 5S and 5S training
- Receive an updated set of templates that you can use immediately
- Enjoy the benefits of a small group size where the presenter can pay more attention to you and your unique needs
Raffy Pefianco of RMP Consultancy at Coral Bay Nickle Corp inspecting drum storage during 5S training.
Workstation before 5S Training with RMP Consultancy.
Workstation after 5S Training by RMP Consultancy.
Raffy Pefianco of RMP Consultancy conducting a 5S Training at a power barge of the AboitizPower Generation Group.
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