The Fifth 'S' - Sustaining Changes in 5-S and Lean Hosted by R.M. Williams

The Fifth 'S' - Sustaining Changes in 5-S and Lean Hosted by R.M. Williams

The Fifth 'S' - Sustaining Changes in 5-S and Other Lean Methodologies

RM Williams"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." - Jim Rohn

Anyone who has implemented 5-S (or tried to) knows the inherent difficulty of making the process of 5-S into a habit.  There is even some difference of opinion on what "Sustain" means: is it just maintaining the improvements of the other four S's, or does it involve spreading what we have learned by teaching others, or does it mean re-applying the 5-S process to our work area over and over?

With all those variations to Sustain, how do we ensure that those good habits are actually formed and followed through?

"If you can't do 5-S, then you can't do Lean."

This quote implies that implementing and thus sustaining 5-S is just like implementing and sustaining any other process change, no matter where it came from. So what it your best practice for handling the sustaining part of process change?

Join your peers who have been frustrated (or hopefully succeeded!) with their company's 5S and Lean efforts. We may discuss such points as:
  • How long to make 5-S a habit?
  • Is sustaining a step or a change in the culture?
  • How do you re-engage people in 5S to achieve good "sustaining" habits when their work area is fairly clean
  • How do you measure 5-S impact on productivity?
  • How do you measure "sustain" for any change?
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SIRF Roundtable events are designed to provide a safe environment for open discussion with peers on the topic of interest they are working on, in and around. There will be no vendor companies in attendance at this meeting.   Agenda
Arrive at 8:40 for 9:00 start
Group Defines Expectations
Group Discussion
Continue Discussion
Wrap Up

Who Should Attend:   CI Professionals, people implementing 5S for the first (or second, or third!) time, anyone interested in culture change
Date:   Tuesday August 29th, 2017
Time:   Arrive at 8:40 for a 9:00 am start, finishing at 14:30
Address:   R.M. Williams - 121 Frost Road, Salisbury
Investment:   No Charge for Members
Dress:   Casual Dress
Special Note:   None

For Enquiries Contact:
Sean Lewis 0466 256 736


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