Warehouse Safety Tips | Episode 58 | 6S Methodology - Part 3
On today's Warehouse Safety Tips Wednesday - we'll be covering "The 6S Methodology - Part Three" - so stay tuned.
Welcome to Warehouse Safety Tips!
And now that all that is out of the way - let's get to the Podcast!
Just to recap - they break down as follows.
Sorting is categorizing items to determine what's necessary and/or unnecessary.
Setting In Order is organizing and arranging the items/equipment you use in the most efficient order.
And shining (Seiso) in the simplest of terms is cleaning.
That brings us to our remaining S's - Standardize (Seiketsu), Sustain (Shitsuke), and Safety.
The reason we're combining the last 3 S's together is that they go hand-in-hand with the first 3 S's.
Cases in point.
Standardizing involves fine-tuning the first 3 S's into a routine.
Sustaining is taking that standardized routine - and making it second nature among staff.
And lastly - Safety (Which upgraded the 5S Methodology into the 6S Methodology) involves identifying hazards and implementing preventive steps to assure the previous S's are all being completed within a safe environment.
If you listened to Part 1 of our 6S Methodology Series - you remember there's a Japanese word synonymous with The 5S Methodology. That word is “Kaizen”. It comes from the words “Kai” (Which means change) and “Zen” (Which means to make good/better). Put them together – and you have the principle of constant improvement and/or a change for the better.
So does that mean once you find a routine that's good - you keep doing it forever?
Of course not!
Once you get to the end - you go right back to the first S and start the whole process over again.
That ensures constant improvement - and works toward the ultimate goal of this Podcast - improved safety.
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