GENERAL PLANT

  • Scoring Instructions: Do not combine like exceptions, count each exception individually. Example: 4 trash receptacles not in designated location. This is not counted as 1 exception because it is trash receptacles. It is counted as 4 exceptions because of the number of occurrences a trash receptacle was not in its designated location.

1-SORT (Distinguish between what is needed and not needed)

  • 1) The area is clear of unnecessary PCs, laptops, printers, and equipment.

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  • 2) The area is clear of unnecessary inventory/WIP.

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  • 3) All stationary has designated storage locations. Ex: Blank forms, copies of process control sheets, etc.

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  • 4) Is all trash, rubbish, etc. disposed of? Are receptacles in designated locations?

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2-SET (Have a place for everything and everything in its place)

  • 5) Necessary PCs. Laptops, printers, and equipment are identified, location defines and stored in correct place.

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  • 6) All items are put away immediately after use to its specified location. Frequently used items are stored at the point of use.

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  • 7) Aisles and all aspects of work areas are clearly defined.

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  • 8) No employees are hidden from view or boxed in with cabinets, inventory, or equipment

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  • 9) There are no trailing leads or other trip hazards in the area.

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3-SHINE (Clean and look for ways to keep things clean and organized)

  • 10) Equipment (phones, copiers, printers, etc.) are clean and free of dust and grime.

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  • 11) There is adequate number of containers for rubbish and confidential waste that are clean and maintained.

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  • 12) Cabinets and drawers are clean and orderly

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  • 13) Windows and walls do not contain unnecessary posters and documents. Needed documents are current and contain relevant material.

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4-STANDARDIZE (Maintain and monitor the first three categories)

  • 14) The area management and employees can explain why 5S is important. Interview 2 random personnel

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  • 15) Checklists are utilized to identify ongoing maintenance/duties and the status of these sheets up to date

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5-SUSTAIN (Stick to the 5S rules)

  • 16) Display boards, activity charts, notice boards, etc. are up to date and regularly checked. Ex. VPM, Safety, employee information, etc.

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  • 17) Current location of 5S plans and action items are known to all.

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  • 18) Success stories are displayed and confirmed for improvement.

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  • 19) Employee 5S roles are clearly identified.

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  • 20) The 5S's have become a way of life - there is noticeable continuous improvement

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