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Implementing Lean Six Sigma in 30 Days by Tanmay Vora, Gopal Ranjan

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Some Lean manufacturing tools

Let's also look at some of the tools from Lean manufacturing that can also be used as part of the improve stage.

5 S

This forms part of Lean manufacturing and is used to improve the housekeeping of an operation. It is a structured and sequential method to improve workplace organization and standardization. "5 S" results in significant improvements to safety, efficiency, and productivity of processes, and helps foster a sense of ownership and pride in the employees. The five Japanese words that represent 5 S along with their English translations are given as follows:

  • Seiri (Sorting / Tidiness): Essential things are kept separate from non essential things.
  • Seiton (Set in Order /Orderliness): The objects and tools that are ...

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