S1: SORTING (only the nessacary items are kept at work station, rest are eliminated or stored elsewhere) Tools / Documents / Equipment / Cleaning and maintenance tools / Production materiel

  • Tools, only the nessicary tools are present on the production line

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  • Documents: Only the nessicary documents are present on the production line

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  • Equipment: only the nessicary equipment is present on the production line

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  • Cleaning and maintenance tools: only the nessicary cleaning and maintenance tools are on the production line

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  • Production Materials : only the nessicary production material is present on the production line.

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S2: SETTING IN ORDER ( arranging and identifying needed parts and tools in a way that it is easy and quick ton locate each of them) Work tools / Documentation / Equipment / Cleaning and maintenance tools / Walways and storage locations

  • Tools: all the needed tools are stored and identified correctly

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  • Documents: all the needed documents are correctly stored and identified

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  • Equipment: all the needed equipment's are correctly stored and identified

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  • Cleaning and maintenance tools: all the needed cleaning and maintenance tools are stored and identified correctly

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  • Production Materials : all needed production material is stored correctly

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S3: CLEANLINESS ( rigorous cleaning at start and end of shift, keeping tools,equipments and workstation clean at all times). . Work tools / Documentation / Equipment / Cleaning and maintenance tools / Walkways and storage locations

  • Production tools: all needed production tools are kept clean at all times

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  • Documents: all needed documents are kept clean at all times

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  • Equipment: all needed equipment's are kept clean at all times

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  • Cleaning and maintenance tools: all needed cleaning and maintenance tools are kept clean at all time

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  • Production line,storage zones and walkways: all storage zones,walkways and thengeneral production line are kept clean at all times

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S4: STANDARDIZE ( rigorous controle of the first 3 s's , this S helps make sure that SORTING, SETTING IN ORDER and CLEANLINESS are part of the standard operating agenda)

  • All employees have been trained and know what the 6S audits are about

  • The 6S procedures and information are clearly documented and available to all employees

  • The 6S tasks are part of the daily agenda of all employees ( production, quality, sanitation, maintenance...)

  • The visuel identifications are standardized ( poster, floor storage identification, tool identification...)

  • The sector has its own 6S communication board and is kept up to date

S5: SERVICE ( Disciplined adherance to rules and procedures to prevent backsliding)

  • 6S audits are conducted regularly

  • The 6S results are clearly communicated and kept up to date

  • The successes are celebrated ( the team is thanked for there hard work)

  • Improvement points are corrected

  • 6S's are discussed during focus meetings and the follow up of 6s tasks are part of the directions weekly agenda

S6: SAFETY ( keep all elements of the work station safe, identify the possible safety risks) Production tools / Safety information and procedures / Equipments / Cleaning and maintenance / Work station, walk ways and storage area

  • Production tools: all needed production tools are safe to use and are safely stored

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  • Equipment: all equipment's have security guards where needed and are safe to use

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  • Display and communication of health and safety information is done correctly

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  • Cleaning and maintenance tools: all cleaning and maintenance tools are safely stored and safe to use

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  • The production line, walkways and storage areas are free of dangers and offer a safe work environment to the employees

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