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Let's Get Organized: Reduce Waste & Optimize Productivity

Publication date: 
September 2013
Author(s): 
Mike Howell, EASA Technical Support Specialist
Type of media: 
Webinar recording
Recording duration: 
46 minutes

This presentation focuses on helping service centers get organized using the "5S" pillars. 5S is an effective methodology used to reduce waste and optimize productivity through maintaining an orderly workplace and using visual indicators to achieve more consistent results. Successful implementation frees up wasted space and reduces excess inventory and unplanned downtime.

The 5S pillar or phases are:

  • Sorting
  • Straightening
  • Shining
  • Standardization
  • Sustaining

Several simple simulation activities will amplify the benefits of implementing these approaches.