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TOOL ROOM 5S


August 19 through August 23, 2002

Team members: Jorge Chavez, Maribel Juarez, Callie Watts, Kent Frame, Terry Pille and Travis Criss

This event took a total of 212 hours to complete.

    SORT

  • Removed everything from storage cabinets
  • Removed all unnecessary items and red-tagged
  • Removed all unnecessary items from work benches
  • Removed all unnecessary items from mill cabinet
  • Removed all unnecessary items from Metal Lax cabinet
  • Removed all scrap metal from metal rack

    SET IN ORDER

  • Organized storage cabinets and Utilized storage bin system in cabinets
  • Moved Bridgeport Mill
  • Moved die repair work benches in die repair area to allow for more room
  • Made needed repairs to Bead Blast unit and area
  • Moved personal work benches on south wall to allow for more room
  • Moved saw closer to metal rack for easier and safer use
  • Moved bulletin boards to allow for easier use
  • Made a fixture rack for porosity machining fixtures on Summit lathe
  • Replaced curtains to entry of tool room for better vision and improved safety

    SHINE

  • Cleaned walls
  • Scraped and Cleaned floor
  • Cleaned and Painted equipment, tables and cabinets
  • Cleaned fan next to die repair area and exhaust fan to tool room

    STANDARDIZE

  • Painted traffic lines on floor
  • Labeled all cabinets and bins
  • Revised Tool Ticket files to match the files in Quality Assurance
  • Updated and laminated information and charts for tooling on bulletin boards

    SUSTAIN

  • Incorporated changes made during 5S event into weekly 5S tour

    BENEFITS OF THE 5S EVENT

  • More storage space in the cabinets.
  • Labeling makes it easier to find items.
  • Creating more work space in the die repair area allows for more than one person to work in the area and also makes it safer.
  • Cleaning and painting helps make the department orderly and brighter.
  • Partition at bead blast prevents dust from settling into Die Cast Dept. storage areas.

                 Pictures taken of team members performing the 5S

    cleaning

    sorting

    painting


    cleaning

    painting

    set in order

    Click here for before and after pictures of the 5s event.

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