Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Organise (3S) Your Home For Aidil Fitri Celebration



Its 10 more days before the Raya celebration the month of Syawal 1431 (muslim calendar) start. Getting your home organised for 'hari raya' can be quite a challenge, especially considering the many other things on your “to do” list. However, it will make the rest of your plans go much smoother, once you tackle the 3S in your home first.

The first order of business is purging things that you no longer need. It is simpler if you attempt to organise one room at a time. One drawer to another. Go through each space and sort through your belongings. Organise items into separate containers/boxes etc things to store elsewhere, and things to donate or throw away or to keep.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The 5S System on the Construction Job Site


Before real problem solving can begin… Before you can truly identify and eliminate waste… You must master 5S.

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Planning 5S? First Know Why!


The first-and most important-step toward success with 5S is to get the purpose correct. Failure to do this is endemic and leads to problems of all kinds. The basic principle is that you must know why you want to implement 5S before being concerned about learning how to do it. Most people, when they are asked the purpose of 5S, cite safety, discipline, employee morale, reduced waste of motion and-perhaps the worst reason of all-being tour ready.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Visual Communication


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Visual Communication is a key element in 5S implementation and plays a leading role in helping turn a traditional manufacturing system into a Lean one. Introduced in the second step of the 5S System, or “Set in Order,” Visual Communication helps facilities organized all tools, inventory and features through proper identifi cations.

Visual Communication, or sometimes referred to as “visual systems,” is shown to have a dramatic impact on the workplace and can be an especially effective tool in curbing many of the production issues facing managers today. Online surveys, conducted by America Online® and Salary.com® in 2005 and another survey, conducted by
Microsoft® in 2008, found work area personnel waste an average of over 2 hours per day.

Why is this phenomenon occurring and what can be done to change it? Often, reasons can be traced back to a lack of proper Visual Communication. In many facilities, work area personnel are incapable of effi ciently completing simple tasks because the necessary information is not available. When this occurs, work can’t be completed in a predictable time and production suffers.

Work area personnel also have very different levels of knowledge about a facility and when inventory and tools aren’t properly identified, unnecessary frustrations in the workplace occur.

Developing a workplace where inventories, materials, tools and equipment are all well-marked and clearly identified is an effective solution to help reduce wasted time. Results are often far-reaching and have been found to boost: productivity, quality levels, customer satisfaction while reducing workplace injuries. The list of benefi ts is near
limitless!

How 5S is use in running a hospital





President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston wrote in his blog :

The most dramatic evidence comes in the form of 5S process improvement events, but please recall that this is all part of a "tortoise-like" engagement throughout the whole hospital.

But check out the BEFORE and AFTER of the NICU supply room. This improvement took 6 weeks of prework and 2 days of physical transformation. $15,600 overstock was removed from the carts. More importantly, as this improvement is sustained, it will make life easier for all of the nurses and doctors working on this floor taking care of really little babies.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dokumentasi Dalam Amalan 5S



...Ini lah kegagalan yang biasa dilakukan oleh organisasi yang aku pernah Audit untuk Persijilan QE..antara kesilapan :
• Mesyuarat yang dibuat lebih tertumpu kepada Kuantiti daripada Kualiti pelapurannya.
• Minit Mesyuarat yang direkodkan tidak disahkan oleh Pengerusi Mesyuarat
• Mesyuarat yang direkodkan gagal menunjukan hubungkait antara minit mesyuarat pertama ..kedua dan seterusnya terutama kepada perkara berbangkit dalam JK yang dibentuk
• Minit Mesyuarat gagal menunjukan hubungkait antara keputusan mesyuarat JK Induk dengan JK lain yang dibentuk.

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5S Challenge : Which S is most difficult and why?

"Which of the 5S is most difficult?" I received this question during a class I was teaching recently. I've never been asked this before. People often say "self-discipline is the most difficult" or "sustaining is the most difficult" but this answer never really satisfied me, so after a pause I gave my answer to the students.

In my view it's one of the other 4S that is the most difficult. I won't say what answer I gave, or why, quite yet. Let's make this a 5S Challenge.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

5S Promotional Activities







The Key To The World Of Continuous Improvement


The introduction to 5S Quick Start Guide Helps You To Cut Costs, Reduce Waste and Improve Safety... and more.
Using 5S 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.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

5 Simple steps to conquer clutter and woo creativity.


I came across the Japanese 5S , Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, Shitsuke, for organizing work place and for improving efficiency of the workers to bring about better production and profit.

These are amazingly simple instructions to organize things and cleaning up the work place. The simple psychology is that a clean, bright atmosphere enhances and uplifts the mood and work seems easier in such a place.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bekas MP Cadangkan BN Perlu Seragam/Standardisasikan Tindakan Untuk Memenangi Pilihanraya PRU13


Bolehkah amalan 5S diadaptasi ke dalam politik?. Pada pandangan saya boleh atau tidak bergantung kepada sejauhmana kefahaman mengenai konsep 5S.

Bekas MP dalam blog kudakepang mengatakan :
Prosidur Operasi Seragam ini akan membolehkan seluruh jentera BN yang digerakkan oleh parti-parti komponennya bergerak dan bertindak dengan satu langkah dan satu suara. Paling penting sekali, BN perlu mengarahkan seluruh pemimpinnya di semua peringkat supaya mengelakkan daripada membuat kenyataan kontroversial. Arahan ini perlu disegerakan supaya tidak wujud polarisasi dan ‘permusuhan’ di kalangan seluruh komponennya yang sekaligus menghakis kredibiliti BN serta menghakis keyakinan rakyat kepadanya.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

5S = 5C=CANDO ?

@Clearout and Classify
-Clearing items no longer required
-Tagging items that may be required and storing away from workplace
@Configure
-A specific place for specific items
-“ A place for everything & everything in its place”
@Clean and check
-Identify cleaning zones, establish cleaning routines
@Conformity
-Consolidate the previous 3C’s by standardizing the new process and use of
‘Visual Management’
@Custom and practice
-Monitor process adherence
-Continually validate process
-Make further improvements using the PDCA cycle, otherwise known as

Alternative acronyms have also been introduced, such as CANDO (Cleanup, Arranging,
Neatness, Discipline, and Ongoing improvement)

the Deming cycle

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Examples of the uses of 5S in the business context.




The 5S methodology has been adopted into a variety of organizations from small business to Fortune 500 companies. All implement the 5S's in the hope to improve productivity and performance. Peterson, Jim & Smith, Roland give examples[4] of the uses of 5S in the business context. Such organizations and their achievements include:

Hewlett-Packard Support Center
•Improved levels of quality communication and information sharing
•Reduced training cycle for new employees
•Reduced call backs
•Reduced call time per customer
Boise Cascade
•Reduced stored parts inventory at one facility by $300,000
•Incident rate divisionwide reduced by 1.5%
•Reduced machine Downtime
•Office and plant space made available
Boeing
•Improved productivity
•Improved morale
•Increased levels of product quality
•Improved safety

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Most Advanced Country In 5S After Japan Is India?


Perhaps this photo above and article below supports my finding.

"5S" Techniques play an important role in initiating Total Quality Management (TQM) Practices in an organization. The "5S" techniques, originally developed in Japanese industries, have now been very successfully adopted in many Indian organizations prior to implementation of TQM.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

5S at Malaysian School?



The photos above probably reflect how expose is 5S in Malaysian school. Well I have yet to see any web or blog or article about 5S at any school in Malaysia thru' the search engines. While here is one from Hyderabad`India:-

School kids to be taught `5S' mantra

Hyderbad , Aug. 27

CATCHING them young, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has decided to expose the school children with the Japanese mantra of `5S' - Seiri (sorting out), Seiton (systematic arrangement), Seiso (spic and span), Seiketsu (standardisation) and Shitsuke (self-discipline) - giving them a time-tested methodology to achieve workplace excellence.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Osada's Book In IndonesianTranslation


I was trying to find out more about Mr Takashi Osada instead what I found was his 5S book already being translated to Indonesian Langguage. In addition there is a blog commenting on the book from an Indonesian.-->

Budaya bangsa memang mempengaruhi pertumbuhan ekonomi sebuah negara. Bahkan kedaulatannya. Bagaimana budaya itu tumbuh dan berkembang akan mencerminkan apakah budaya itu benar-benar menjadi sebuah kepribadian bangsa. Budaya orang Jepang memang terkenal sangat disiplin. Termasuk di dunia kerja. Sehingga istilah ‘sikap kerja 5 S’ sebenarnya sudah tidak asing lagi bagi para pekerja di sana, bahkan pelajar/mahasiswa yang memang sedang belajar mengenai budaya kerja di sana.

Adalah seorang bernama Takashi Osada. Seorang direktur pada Institute of Productive di Nagoya Jepang. Dia menerbitkan buku yang kurang lebih memaparkan sedikit konsepsi apa itu sikap kerja 5 S.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Book by Takashi Osada - Founder of the 5S concept for industry use

I was surprised to know that there is a book entitled The 5S's - Five Keys to a Total Quality Environment already exist in our Ministry Of NRE library since 1996. Thank you Mr. Nabil the librarian for introducing me to this one of 5S Japanese Guru book in which I am still reading it.

Book Summary of The 5S's: Five Keys To A Total Quality Environment
Contents :
Introduction
1. The 5S's Revolution
2. What a Difference the 5S's Make
3. Meaning and Purposes of the 5S's
4. Seiri=Organization
5. Seiton=Neatness
6. Seiso=Cleaning
7. Seiketsu=Standardization
8. Shitsuke=Discipline
9. The 5S's in the Office: The Office as a Paperwork Factory
10. Getting the Most Out of the 5S's

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Free Slide Presentation About 5S

WORKPLACE IMPROVEMENTS : 5-S

Friday, August 13, 2010

Impak Seiso (S3)


i) Kos kerosakan peralatan rendah
ii) Proses kerja pantas dan tidak berulang “ right the first time”
iii) Kualiti produk meningkat
iv) Masa membersih lebih pantas
v) Tempat kerja bersih dan selesa
vi) Mewujudkan rasa tanggungjawab terhadap peralatan
vii) Moral pekerja tinggi
viii) Selamat di tempat kerja
ix) Jangka hayat mesin lama

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Side Effects Of Leafblower As Seiso Tool.


If you were at Putrajaya around 8.00am you will see many leaf blowing activities.

It goes without saying (but must be said anyway), that leafblowers pose the greatest threat to the health and hearing of the untold numbers of landscape workers who use them on a daily basis, in most cases without adequate protective equipment, for intervals that far exceed OSHA guidelines. Unfortunately, the workers themselves tend to exaggerate the benefits and deny the risks of blowing leaves with machines, which they strongly favor over rakes, for reasons that probably have more to do with symbolism than practicality.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

5S at ATM




What happened when there isn't any bin provided near the teller machine? The transaction slips scaterred everywhere.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

5S for the office


The adoption of 5S throughout all office and administrative functions is the first step to increased efficiency. In 5S for the Office: Organizing the Workplace to Eliminate Waste, Tom Fabrizio and Don Tapping bring the concepts of the 5S System -- effective tools for the elimination of waste on the shop floor -- into the office environment. The activities at the heart of 5S for the Office (organizing, ordering, cleaning, standardizing, and sustaining all of these) are completely logical. They are the basic rules for managing any effective workplace. However, it is the systematic method with which the 5S system approaches these activities that makes it unique.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Impak Segera Selepas Melaksanakan S1



Impak Sisih
i) Penjimatan ruang
ii) Kawalan stok dan produk/output yang cekap
iii) Tempat kerja yang selesa
iv) Kepentingan sesuatu bahan/peralatan/fail/dokumen/buku/report dsb
v) Mudah mengesan tempat/bahan/peralatan
vi) Kerosakan dapat dikesan segera

Gambar menunjukkan hasil sisih semasa melaksanakan program 5S di sebuah organisasi di Putrajaya. Berlori-lori barang pejabat yang tidak perlu telah dikumpul dan dijual kepada sebuah syarikat.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Here Is An Excellence Example Of 5S Practice - Farmasi Kecemasan Sg Buloh



Amalan 5S sememangnya dapat meningkatkan khidmat kepada pelanggan. Bagi pelanggan yang ke Hospital Sungai Buloh akan terasa kesan dari amalan 5S. Di Farmasi kecemasan umpamanya ciri-ciri 5S dapat dilihat dengan jelas seperti di dalam gambar. Syabas dan tahniah diucapkan kepada warga Hospital Sungai Bulah kerana berjaya memperolehi sijil 5S 2010.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pintu Kecemasan Di Tesco Extra Cheras


Label Kecemasan "Laluan Semasa Kebakaran" dan "Jangan Menghalang" sangat jelas di pintu akan tetapi terdapat beberapa troli yang tidak dialihkan. Pintu ini juga didapati tidak boleh dibuka.
Penulis berada di Tesco tersebut pada 1.20 tengah hari hingga 2.30 petang 1 Ogos 2010.