Disorder and chaos in a factory leads to deviations in the form of search, traveling and waiting times, which is generally referred to as waste and therefore incurs costs.
The methodical implementation of 5S is actually "waste avoided by good housekeeping", which has in successful application means that inefficiencies can be detected and eliminated quickly. In addition, the mindset of the employees will be positively influenced. Furthermore, it can be assumed that this also decreases the risk of industrial accidents.
- Seiri = Sort
- Seiton = Systematic agreement
- Seiso = Shine
- Seiketsu = Standardize
- Shitsuke = Sustain
Relevance for Kendrion Kuhnke Automotive
Kendrion Kuhnke Automotive develops and manufactures high performance mechatronic applications for the automotive sector. Therefore, a clean and tidy work environment is the foundation of our quality work. Not only employees, but also customers feel better. Additionally, using the 5S enables understanding the working environment at a glance. In addition, it can be assumed that competence and confidence in our products are also broadcasted by 5S.
Very important is geometric correct alignment of all resources and inventories, as well as sidings clearly marked or restricted areas within a department.
In general, a 5S programme is the basis for further activities in terms of lean management or as an accompanying measure to reduce residual dirt on components.
Examples from the production
- Priority control for transporter
- Central cleaning stations with all necessary accessories
- Uniform clearly defined marking for finished goods, items
- Workshop accessories storage after supermarket principles
- Cleaning schedules for machinery and equipment
- More staff satisfaction