Sort

Sort

  • Goal: To leave only the items needed to perform each job. Anything else is clutter and hurts the productivity and effectiveness of a work cell

  • Are all equipment, supplies, inventory and/or tools currently in use or required for this area?

  • Are all desktops straightened and organized?

  • Are there only documents which will be used today or tomorrow on the work station?

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Straighten

Straighten

  • Goal: To create a visual environment where anything out of place immediately jumps out to an observer.

  • Are storage areas of critical items marked and/or labeled?

  • Are the aisle ways, clear workstations, and equipment in their proper locations?

  • Are there any Tooling/Production Parts or equipment not in use, but present in the area?

  • Is the 6S information documented and displayed - Repeat problems are noted?

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Shine

Shine

  • Goal: To have a clean work place.

  • Are desktop free of debris and generally cleaned?

  • Are labels and signage torn, ragged, unreadable, or missing?

  • Are the garbage and the recyclables collected and disposed correctly?

  • Are the shared areas cleaned and maintained regularly?

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Standardize

Standardize

  • Goal: To establish standards and expectations for the team

  • Are the workstations sorted as per the posted photographs and/or ABB CS Standards?


  • Are the communication boards updated and information controlled?



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Sustain

Sustain

  • Goal: To Maintain adherence to the 6S program

  • Are employees actively participating in continuous improvement efforts?

  • Are all the problems identified in previous audits being corrected?

  • Do employees have personal belonging neatly stored?


  • Is the supervisor part of the sustaining process (They are participating in order to achieve continuous improvement)?

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Safety

Safety

  • Goal: To prevent any potential hazard and unsafe situations that could lead to employee injury.

  • Are there any Fire Extinguishers or other exclusion areas blocked?

  • Are there any tripping dangers/ hazards such as electrical cables, etc. in standing/walking areas?

  • Are there any shop or other chemicals on desk, etc. that do not belong and/or are any of them missing labels with expiration date?

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Signatures

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