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Thursday, January 26, 2012

5S Kaizen at Cascade

Our Greenbelts have been busy practising their newfound skills at Cascade. Here are our three teams leading their 5S Kaizen Projects.

Sort, Stabilize, Shine, Standardize, Sustain

As the Greenbelts have been learning- a 5S kaizen is more than a Mary Poppins Musical!

The objective of a 5S is to create a visual workplace and to support a Production Maintenance System with clear and updated standards. Clear standards encourage employees to contribute to value in a systematic way- thus reducing quality defects. Contrary to misconceptions- standard work does not impede creativity. In a continuous improvement environment- standards are revisited and updated frequently.

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