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Dilbert Cartoon About 5S


Dilbert Comic Strip Archive –

Dilbert has mentioned lean concepts before (I remember a cartoon that mentioned “Just In Time” delivery), but I was surprised to see a mention of “5S” last Friday. I guess 5S is getting more popular, or maybe more notorious? Most “office 5S” implementations I've seen have really just terrorized engineers. I see more value in doing 5S for shared work areas more so than for individual offices, but that's me.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. 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 book is the anthology 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. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

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