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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Form 2220 Applies

Instructions and Help about Form 2220 Applies

Hey there I'm Ron Pereira of gemba Academy and I'd like to welcome you to this first module of our five s course well by the end of this module you'll know what five s is and why it's so important no matter what type of industry you work in and finally you'll know where the original concepts of 5s started and as a small hint it doesn't seem to be Japan like so many think it to be well let's get started by first answering the question what exactly is 5s well formally define 5s is a method of creating a clean and orderly workplace that exposes waste and makes abnormalities immediately visible as an aside this particular image has an interesting story behind it the man on his hands and knees polishing the floor just happens to be the president of this manufacturing company you see at this company nearly all employees including senior management come to work 30 minutes early every day in order to clean and tidy things up oh and one other small fact these thirty minutes are unpaid and completely voluntary but as it turns out 5s is so engrained into this company's culture that nearly all employees partake in this early morning routine now with this said while cleaning is an extremely important part of 5s it must be said the 5s is far more than a housekeeping initiative like so many confuse it to be you see as we learned earlier one of the main purposes of 5s is to be able to identify abnormalities in other words if the place we work in is an unorganized mess chances are will rarely be able to spot when something's not right but if we have things neat clean and tidy we're far more likely to identify when something isn't right okay well now that we have a better understanding of what 5s is let's learn about its origins well when someone refers to 5s they're generally referring to five Japanese words start with s but it would seem contrary to what many people assume the origins of 5s may not be Japanese after all in fact Henry Ford's can-do program which stands for cleaning up arranging neatness discipline an ongoing improvement seems to be the obvious precursor to what we call 5s today and that actually seems very logical since a Japanese study Ford's methods shortly after the war ended but to be sure the 5s were focused on in this course and the most lean manufacturing situations is based on five Japanese words they are sati which is commonly translated as sort say tone which means to straighten say so which means the sweep or shine see ketsu which actually means to sanitize but is most commonly referred to as standardize today and finally shoot CK which means self-discipline or sustain now later in the module we'll dive a bit deeper into each of these five steps but before then let's spend some time talking about why 5s is so important no matter if you work in a machine shop or a hospital well the first reason 5s is so important is its impact on safety there could be no debating the fact that a cluttered and chaotic work area is often an unsafe work area well 5s editors course should always focus on creating and maintaining an organized and safe workplace the second reason 5s is so important is that it helps us identify and eliminate waste or muda now most people are mazed at how much more productive they are once their work areas decluttered clean and organized again these people I'm referring to could be a machine shop operator or an accountant who sits behind a desk all day or even a nurse he works 12 long hours each night and just wants things to be in their place when they need them the third reason 5s is so beneficial is the fact that it's low cost and very high impact you don't need to spend a lot of money to improve 5s in fact it could very well make some money if you sell items you no longer use or need next done correctly 5s gets everyone in the company involved it doesn't matter if you wear a suit and a tie or hard hat 5s knows no boundary so it's the perfect opportunity to bring folks that wouldn't normally interact with one another together to be sure this type of collaboration makes companies much stronger another reason 5s is so important is a simple fact that inherence to standards is a key to Kaizen and since 5s is a standard in and of itself it goes without saying if you can't do 5s you can't do lean in fact 5s is a key building block for most of the lean tools and concepts used today such as one-piece flow total productive maintenance and single minute exchange of dies as I say without 5s you can indeed forget the rest okay well now that we have a better understanding of why 5s is so important let's discuss each step of the process but before then let me just say that in the coming modules of this course we're going to explain exactly how to go about executing each of these steps in your workplace well the first step is sort the step basically challenges us to get rid of the things we don't need or use now this can be a very hard step for some people since they like to keep everything they've ever come in contact with but this type of hoarding attitude only leads to clutter and disorganization so if we don't need it we need to get rid of it we'll help facilitate the sort process lean practitioners often use red tags similar to the ones shown in this picture well rest assured we'll be covering everything you need to know about red.

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