Applying 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) in a Warehouse and How It Will Help the Warehouse Management Improve Efficiency
This means going through all the tools and materials in the plant work areas and only keeping the items that are essential. All other tools and items are stored or discarded. This leads to fewer hazards and less clutter to interfere with productive work. The Americanized version of this is “Sorting.” Phase two is Seiton, a process that focuses on efficiency. The goal is to arrange tools, equipment, and parts so that they encourage work flow. Tools and equipment should be placed where they will be used, and the process should take place in an order that has maximum efficiency. This concept wasn’t easy to translate into an English term beginning with the letter S, but attempts have produced “straighten,” “set in order,” and “sort.” The concept that’s important is that tools and activities should be ordered so as to maximize the flow of work.
An idea is that to be carried out onlyfor one project in order to initially identify the impact of this method. This should be carried outwith tight collaboration with the suppliers and with strict discipline of the warehouse employeeson gathering information and keeping track of all the parts of the test yard number.
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