This book is a Sourcebook for 5S Implementation. The author Hiroyuki Hirano, a genuis and 5S's to be the most important step for productivity improvement and safety today.
To see the light of the day in filthy plants we need Organization, Cleanliness, Standardized cleanup and discipline. This is what Mr. Hirano calls 5S's - Simple activities that can be difficult to implement.
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|Publisher||Productivity Press (USA)|
|Edition||Special Indian Edition|
5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace
The Sourcebook for 5S Implementation
The 5S's: "Good Workplace develop beginning with the 5S's. Bad Workplace fall apart beginning with the
Organization The first part of this JIT axiom refers to the thorough 5S implementation needed
needed to lay the groundwork for subsequent improvements. The 5S's are the
foundation-or workplace "pillars"-upon which we establish flow production,visual
Orderliness control,standard operations,and other JIT building blocks. Working through the
process properly will turn a factory in a few years into a close
approximation of the JIT production system.
Cleanliness On the other hand, it takes only a moment for a workplace to begin falling apart.
This process also begins with 5S pillars- in this case, shaky pillars. No factory
Standardized Cleanup can manufacture well without a strong 5S foundation.
The 5S's apply not only to factories but to administrative,clerical, and sales
offices as well. This practical and comprehensive manual is specifically written
Discipline for people active in company rationalization programs, top management and
" 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace is both a groundbreaking book on continuous improvement and a handy guide to the details of creating a superior workplace.Diligently applied, the 5S's will decrease expenses and boost productivity."
Editor,Soundview Executive Book Summaries
"I consider Hiroyuki Hirano to be a genius and the 5S's to be the most important step for productivity improvement and safety today. As business leaders and managers,we demand the best from the people who work for and with us.But to get the best,we must provide the best possible working environment. 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace explains precisely how to do it."
-Norman Bodek, Publisher
Table of Contents
1. Why are 5S 's Necessary
2. Foundation of Corporate Survival
3. Overview of 5S's
4. Introducing the 5S's into the Workplace
5. The first pillar - Organization
6. The Second Pillar: Orderliness
7. Visual Organization and Visual Orderliness
8. The Red-Tag Strategy
9. The signboard Strategy
10. The third Pillar: Cleanliness
11. The Fourth Pillar: Standardized Cleanup
12. The fifth pillar: Discipline
13: Case Studies: Reports from Four 5S Campaigns
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