The most common problem in stock material is the order and clean and the cause is a work and cultural behavior which most of the people have. To solve this problema is necesary to keep a sustained practice to forge a habit in the persons who do not have the habit. For this purpose, methodologies have been developed to bring this attitude based on principles, even to be part of the values and organizational culture.
The 5`s methodology is the most common practice to implement order and clean habits to the workers and is use to keep the order in the work place and detect posible damage in the áreas allowing the participation of all (individual / group level), improving the working environment, safety of people and equipment and productivity. This tool is one of the more common in lean manufacture by the elimination of wastes and unnecessary objects in the work station.
The meaning of 5`s is form japanese languge which are Seiri (Sort), Seiton (Set in order), Seiso (Shine), Seiketsu (Standardize), Shitsuke (sustain). How is the implementation process it can see in the following video.
This methodology have been develop following Deming`s cicle (Plan, Do, Check and Act) and is usefull as a tool in quality management for the reason of it could be perfectly adapt to ISO 9001 standards, specifically in the require 7.1.2 of ISO 9001:2015.
The achievements of the successful use and implementation of this tool reach the worker and the difference áreas of the Company to have
- Fewer accidents.
- Fewer mistakes in our work.
- Fewer useless movements and transfers.
- More space.
- Pride of place to work.
- Better image to customers.
- Greater cooperation and teamwork.
- Greater commitment and responsibility in the tasks assigned.