Continuous Improvement (The 5S Program (Straighten- arrange necessary…
The 5S Program
Straighten- arrange necessary items for easy use
Shine- clean your workspace
Sort- eliminate obstacles and reduce the chance of being disturbed
Standardize- maintain high standards at the work place at all times
Sustain- do without being told
An example would be a USB which can only plug into the port one way.
Mistake proofing is very similar if not the same to error proofing.
Reduce or eliminate errors by developing a method that does not allow them to occur at all.
Why Continuous Improvement is Important
Customers expect and demand the following:
World Class Quality
More responsive service
(Do) Follow the plan carefully from start to finish
Check your work, make sure you have no mistakes
Plan how you're going to achieve your goal
(Act) Repeat the working plan permanently or find a new way if it doesn't work.