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Whether you work in an office, factory, garage or laboratory, organising your work environment to ensure efficiency and effectiveness is key in the deliverance of your service offering to end users.
Our 5s system of methodology on our packing line delivers best practice on efficiency and effectiveness for our customers.
The 5s methodology has its roots in a Japanese system which is based on ‘achieving’ and ‘maintaining’ order specifically in the workplace and is one of the techniques that enabled JIT (just in time manufacturing). It can also incorporate many other methods including Kanban -a scheduling system for JIT production.
The 5S system – is based on five key areas which in Japanese and English - both begin with the letter S:
We include the Japanese translation to impress colleagues and friends.
Why implement 5S methodology at Holchem?
As leaders in the hygiene technology industry ensuring we deliver on promises forms the basis of our service offering at every level. To ensure we provide this we have to be flexible in our approach and be willing to embrace new ways of monitoring and sustaining our procedures.
Here’s our four key reasons we chose to implement the 5S methodology system on our packing line:
Has 5s benefitted Holchem?
Although a seemingly simple philosophy the implementation of this system within a manufacturing environment required careful consideration but the benefits speak for themselves:
Implementation of 5s methodology on our packing line is only the beginning for us. We’d both encourage and recommend other organisations to embrace this streamlining of their systems. Whether you work in a small office or large factory, perhaps you work on your own or maybe with a group of 200 others, the 5S Methodology system really has something to offer for all those willing to embrace the system.