5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace

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In this important sourcebook, JIT expert Hiroyuki Hirano provides the most vital information available on the visual workplace, a critical but often overlooked area of continuous improvement. This book describes how the 5S`s - sort, set in order, shine, standardize, sustain -foster efficiency, maintenance, and continuous improvement in all areas of the company.

"It's too simple!" is the response when people hear about the 5S's. Simple, yes, but if ignored, the results may be disastrous.

When executives inquired, "What kind of rationalization policy should I adopt to make sure my company survives into the 21st century?" Hirano answered, "The 5S's." Why? Because a company that cannot successfully implement the 5S's cannot expect to effectively integrate JIT, re-engineering, or any other large-scale change. Presented in a thorough, detailed style, 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace explains why the 5S's are important and the who, what, where, and how of 5S implementation. This book includes numerous case studies, hundreds of graphic illustrations, and over forty 5S user forms and training materials.

Table of Contents:
1. Why Are the 5S's Necessary?
2. Foundation for Corporate Survival
3. Overview of the 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

ISBN#: 1563270471
Author: Hiroyuki Hirano
Published: 1995
Pages: 377
Binding: Hard Cover

Item#: 70B7009

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