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Try This Today: Best in SHOW

Updating 5S principles for a modern heat treatment facility

Publication:
Quality Progress
Date:
June 2021
Issue:
Volume 54 Issue 6
Pages:
pp. 64
Author(s):
Griffin, Tim
Organization(s):
Bodycote Thermal Processing, Covington, GA

Abstract

First established in Japan by Toyota, the 5S method has grown in prominence and is used in a wide variety of industries. As a special project manager at a heat-treatment plant, I was tasked with governing our 5S program. Using the foundations set by 5S as a guide, I created a new system that incorporates the fundamentals of 5S while being more accessible and realistic for a modern heat-treatment facility. I call it “best in SHOW.”

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