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.
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
Shine: Cleanliness & workplace appearance
Not only should the work area be clear, it should also be
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.