Save Smart Products and the Vikan hygiene system® - Supporting "5S"  

Save Smart Products through its team of experienced and trained staff has successfully assisted many companies "5S" implementations in the area of hygiene and standardization of cleaning / food product handling processes.

Should your organization be considering implementation of 5S, please give Save Smart Products a call to discuss the role of the Vikan hygiene system, and their associated value added services.

These services include:  

Training presentations developed and tailored to the needs of your particular organization, and color coding / hygiene issues.

Customized signage

Unique and clever storage systems

Follow-up service and ongoing after sales support

The 5S's - an English "translation"

1. Sort: Clearing the work area

2. Set in Order: Designating locations 

3. Shine: Cleanliness & workplace appearance 

4. Standardize: Everyone doing things the same way 

5. Sustain: Ingraining the 5S's into the culture 

The 5S's lead to improved processes and ultimately:

Reduced set-up times

Reduced cycle times

Increased floor space

Lower safety incident/accident rate

Less wasted labor

Better equipment reliability

Sort: Clearing the work area

Any work area should only have the items needed to perform the work in the area. All other items should be cleared (sorted out) from the work area.

Set in Order: Designating locations 

Everything in the work area should have a place and everything should be in its place.

Shine: Cleanliness & workplace appearance 

 Not only should the work area be clear, it should also be clean. 

Cleanliness involves housekeeping efforts, improving the appearance of the work area, and even more importantly, preventive housekeeping - keeping the work area from getting dirty, rather than just cleaning it up after it becomes dirty.

Standardize: Everyone doing things the same way

Everyone in the work area and in the organization must be involved in the 5S effort, creating best practices and then getting everyone to "copy" those best practices the same way, everywhere, and every time. Work area layouts and storage techniques should be standardized wherever possible.

Sustain: Ingraining the 5S's into the culture 

 It's tough to keep a 5S effort, or any improvement effort for that matter, going. The 5S's involve a culture change. And to achieve a culture change, it has to be ingrained into the organization - by everyone at all levels in the organization.