Recommended by S Badri Narayana, Director – Operations Excellence , FLAME TAO Knoware
Why to read ‘5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace’?
A critical yet often overlooked area in the visual workplace is the concept of continuous improvement. In the book, Hiroyuki Hirano, a JIT expert, introduces his 5S System – Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain which are steps designed to improve efficiency, strengthen maintenance, and provide continuous improvement in all facets of a company’s operations. Addressing the scepticism of executives who deride the 5S System for its simplicity, the author, revered for his no-nonsense approach, warns of disastrous consequences for companies that fail to recognize its value; if they cannot successfully implement 5S, there is little hope of integrating large-scale changes such as JIT or re-engineering.
Excerpts: Presented in a thorough, detailed style, 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace explains why the 5S’ are so important, as well as the nuts-and-bolts of 5S implementation. Filled with numerous case studies, hundreds of graphic illustrations, and training materials, including over 40 5S user forms, this volume is a must-have guide for organizations seeking to thrive.