Throughout industry, reducing waste of all kinds is an inherent part of the process of continuous improvement. An essential factor in it is an organised workspace, and with that the smooth functioning of work sequences. The 5S method is a standardised procedure consisting of five steps for the introduction and implementation of permanent workplace organisation.
The organisation of the workplace and its consequences enable companies, or rather their staff, to concentrate on activities that create value. For instance, the successful implementation of the 5S method can reduce the time spent on finding materials and tools, transit times and logistical activities, and limit downtime. These types of waste, i.e. time, money and materials, are often the cause of suboptimal operational processes. The result for a business that is based on the 5S method: productivity increases in the optimised area.
The introduction and implementation of the 5S method is not a linear procedure, but is to be understood as a cycle in which waste is constantly identified and dealt with in favour of optimised processes.
GEDORE offers a range of products and systems that can help to organise a work space, starting from tool storage and modular transport solutions to foam inserts for drawers. GEDORE products can be individualised, and so tailored to the requirements of any business in line with the 5S rules for sorting, setting in order, shining, standardising and sustaining.