Filipe offers six strategies for making 3S and 5S efforts more effective. 1) Remove shelves & drawers. 2) Create a junk box. 3) Create a question mark box. 4) Go to the source and ask why? 5) Do weekly 3S tours. 6) Do smaller “batches.”
Paul explains what’s required to trust people to freely make improvements at FastCap. 1) They train people like crazy. 2) They have identified and developed lean leads. 3) They have also identified skilled implementers who can support making and building lean improvements.
Paul Akers speaks with Ruben & Laura at Northwest Podiatric Laboratory about their lean transformation. They are now using a one piece flow system instead of batching. Lead time has reduced about 50%. They do 3S daily and also have a daily meeting.