Creating 5S/6S Labels & Signs with LabelSuite™

Keeping a Lean and efficient workplace is often dependent on the facility’s organization system. The 5S/6S methodology uses visual tools to keep everything running smoothly. With the intuitive LabelSuite™ software, you can create custom 5S/6S labels in just a few minutes. Get the perfect label every time for any spot in the workplace! Whether you’re labeling drawers on a toolbox or the location of equipment, simply select the size needed to get started. Creative Safety Supply …

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5S Revealed – 5S and the Visual Workplace

5S is a popular strategy used in Lean workplaces as a means to make the facility easier to navigate, find what they need, and keep things organized. Both 5s and Lean rely on the use of visual cues for success. Using floor markings, signs, labels, and a color coding system will help to quickly communicate important information to employees. This DVD was released by Creative Safety Supply and shows you a preview of the DVD, …

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Custom Foam – Keep Toolboxes Organized

Cleaning up and organizing a cluttered workbench or tool chest can have a bigger impact than you may think. By having a system for keeping tools organized, workers spend less time searching for tools and you can spend less money on replacing tools thought to be lost. A cost-effective and simple options is to use customizable tool foam. As you can see in this video, tool foam comes in sheets ready to be cut by …

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Learn What 5S is & How it Applies to Any Industry

A strategy often used in Lean is 5S. 5S is an organizational framework that relies on visual management and offers steps to organize spaces, eliminate wastes, and increase efficiency. The methodology of 5S is comprised of the following five steps: Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. Putting time and effort to each step will make the facility an easier place to work, an ultimately make the workplace function better. This video comes the …

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Tool Outline Vinyl – Easy, Customized Shadow Boards!

Need help organizing the tools in your facility? Vinyl shadow board tape might be your answer! This vinyl is customizable and can be used on work benches, in tool chests, or on a pegboard. Simply cut out the shapes of your tools on the vinyl and apply to the desired surface in an organized and logical manner. The bright color of tape will leave a “shadow” to let workers know what tools are missing or …

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5S Adhesive Red Tags – Tag Items without Tie-off Points

 5S is an important organizational strategy commonly used in Lean workplaces. Red tags are an essential yet simple tool in 5S, used during the sorting phase. Red tags allow employees to tag items whose use in the space has yet to be determined. The sorting step recommends purging the workspace of unnecessary materials and tools and the remaining items (those that are not used on a daily basis) will need to be marked with …

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