5S Example from Toyota

Peter Abilla’s Shmula Blog

Peter pointed me to this example he posted a while back, he says “it’s an authentic artifact from Toyota. I participated in this when I spent 1.5 weeks in the Hebron, KY supply parts distribution facility.”

It’s an example of Toyota problem solving to help figure out why daily 5S cleaning wasn’t occurring.

Take a look, he includes a graphic of an A3 report, a summary of their work.

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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