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Kaizen Tip No. 2: Keep in production area only necessary things

Check what is in your production area and remove anything what is not necessary

Before:
There are so many red boxes with material, spare parts and so on. Production area looks dirty. Nobody can find anything, hard to go through, high risk of injury, hard to clean such area.
Customer will ask: "How often do they clean plant, equipment and jigs when they do not clean shop floor?"

Kaizen lesson 2

After:
Only a few boxes with material needed within next hour (or minutes) could be in production area. The others must wait in the warehouse or kitting area. Use kanban or DBR (TOC method) to keep low WIP (work in process).

Kaizen lesson 2

Idea:
Keep production area as clean as possible. Minimize material storage in shop floor. Remove everything what you do not need for process. And this true for your ofice area as well. Use daily 5S!


 

 

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