Who does not want to have a place for everything and everything in its place? Visual communication can aid in the process of organizing the workplace through signs and labels.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 22, 2011
Graphic Products, Inc. has released a new, free 5S System Guide, created to help make the facility manager’s job easier, faster, and more streamlined. Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain (5S) – are the key components of lean manufacturing which focuses on eliminating waste and improving efficiency. 5S programs focus on visual order, organization, cleanliness and standardization. Improved profitability, efficiency, service and safety are the business benefits.
This 28 page book provides in-depth information on how a 5S System can improve any facility and puts a focus on effective workplace organization. It uses a systematic approach to cleaning up, getting organized and using standards to improve productivity, reduce waste, and improve safety and quality.
The guide addresses the following:
- Introduction - What is 5S and how can it improve facilities?
- Implementation - How do companies become more efficient with 5S?
- Benefits -What are the most beneficial results of implementing a 5S System?
- Visual communication - How visual communication including signs and labels affect a workplace.
- Sort - Eliminate nonessential workplace items
- Set in order - Dedicate storage areas for all workplace items.
- Shine - Maintain a clean, organized and safe work environment.
- Standardize - Establish uniformity in facility maintenance and visual
- Sustain - Develop a system to make 5S advances and reward excellence.
You can see how 5S can make a difference when physical roadblocks such as unused equipment block pathways, take up valuable space and slow down workflow.
“Who does not want to have a place for everything and everything in its place? Visual communication can aid in the process of organizing the workplace through signs and labels,” said Steve Stephenson, Graphic Products, Inc.
Visual management creates a standardized work environment by providing instructions, directions, and reminders about how work is conducted. There are limitless possibilities in applying visual management. In fact, most companies probably have some visual management applications already in place.
Graphic Products, Inc. began operations more than 40 years ago. With more than 50 unique labeling supplies providing the right label material for nearly any type of environment including Arc Flash and Pipe Marking, a full family of thermal transfer printers for every application, a five-year vinyl supply warranty, free technical support and satisfied customers throughout the world, Graphic Products is equipped to solve unique problems in the industrial safety arena.
The Guide is available to those who fill out a form located at