I'm looking for a good TPM Focused Site

K
#1
TPM Related Site

FYI,

I too have many questions relating to TPM and there is more and more informationg popping up on the web all the time. I must say this forum is great. I hope more users see it and beging sharing their TPM experiences. I am workign at a facotry that is just begining TPM and I have visited a site where TPM is in full swing and it is very impressive. Here is a web site I found to contain some very interesting reading on TPM.
www.tpmonline.com

------------------
Kim
Email: [email protected]

Message edited to correct link.

[This message has been edited by Marc Smith (edited 27 May 2000).]
 
Elsmar Forum Sponsor

Marc

Fully vaccinated are you?
Leader
#2
The above link also has 5-S information.

------snippo--------

Essential in the Lean Manufacturing Structure is
The "5S" Philosophy

------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is the finest piece of easy information about this subject that I have ever seen. The 5"S"s are explained here as a very simplified but thorough and feasible process. I am sure that you will find it excellent!   Thank you Todd.

Enrique Mora
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Anyone who has recently opened a new machine shop has certainly had these thoughts: How can I improve efficiency, work organization, quality, safety and housekeeping and protect my investment at the same time? Todd Skaggs, President of Metaltek Mfg. Inc., decided that the 5S process could effectively impact the way his company did business.

Based on Japanese words that begin with ‘S’, the 5S Philosophy focuses on effective work place organization and standardized work procedures. 5S simplifies your work environment, reduces waste and non-value activity while improving quality efficiency and safety.

Sort – (Seiri) the first S focuses on eliminating unnecessary items from the workplace. An effective visual method to identify these unneeded items is called red tagging. A red tag is placed on all items not required to complete your job. These items are then moved to a central holding area. This process is for evaluation of the red tag items. Occasionally used items are moved to a more organized storage location outside of the work area while unneeded items are discarded. Sorting is an excellent way to free up valuable floor space and eliminate such things as broken tools, obsolete jigs and fixtures, scrap and excess raw material. The Sort process also helps prevent the JIC job mentality (Just In Case.)

Set In Order (Seiton) is the second S and focuses on efficient and effective storage methods.

You must ask yourself these questions:

1. What do I need to do my job?
2. Where should I locate this item?
3. How many of this item do I need?


Strategies for effective Set In Order are painting floors, outlining work areas and locations, shadow boards, and modular shelving and cabinets for needed items such as trash cans, brooms, mop and buckets. Imagine how much time is wasted every day looking for a broom? The broom should have a specific location where all employees can find it. "A place for everything and everything in its place."

Shine: (Seiso) Once you have eliminated the clutter and junk that has been clogging your work areas and identified and located the necessary items, the next step is to thoroughly clean the work area. Daily follow-up cleaning is necessary in order to sustain this improvement. Workers take pride in a clean and clutter-free work area and the Shine step will help create ownership in the equipment and facility. Workers will also begin to notice changes in equipment and facility location such as air, oil and coolant leaks, repeat contamination and vibration, broken, fatigue, breakage, and misalignment. These changes, if left unattended, could lead to equipment failure and loss of production. Both add up to impact your company’s bottom line.

Standardize: (Seiketso) Once the first three 5S’s have been implemented, you should concentrate on standardizing best practice in your work area. Allow your employees to participate in the development of such standards. They are a valuable but often overlooked source of information regarding their work. Think of what McDonalds, Pizza Hut, UPS, Blockbuster and the United States Military would be without effective work standards.

Sustain: (Sitsuke) This is by far the most difficult S to implement and achieve. Human nature is to resist change and more than a few organizations have found themselves with a dirty cluttered shop a few months following their attempt to implement 5S. The tendency is to return to the status quo and the comfort zone of the "old way" of doing things. Sustain focuses on defining a new status quo and standard of work place organization.

Once fully implemented, the 5S process can increase moral, create positive impressions on customers, and increase efficiency and organization. Not only will employees feel better about where they work, the effect on continuous improvement can lead to less waste, better quality and faster lead times. Any of which will make your organization more profitable and competitive in the market place.

Todd Skaggs is the President/CEO of Metaltek Mfg. Inc. located in Hodgenville, KY. Metaltek is a precision CNC machining and metal fabrication facility serving the manufacturing sector nationwide. Mr. Skaggs can be reached at 502.358.0202 or [email protected]
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
H Looking to make inspection faster for part with over 100 dimensions. Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics 5
kys123 Looking for career advice Career and Occupation Discussions 13
Paul Simpson Quality management system software development - looking for candidate organizations Quality Assurance and Compliance Software Tools and Solutions 2
L Looking for feedback on Nonconformity Process Flowmap ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 4
W Looking for IATF 16949 (and ISO 17025) QMS software Suggestions Quality Tools, Improvement and Analysis 8
Q Looking to create a new job title Misc. Quality Assurance and Business Systems Related Topics 15
S Looking for accredited calibration lab - Onsite up to 650A and 1 kV. General Measurement Device and Calibration Topics 3
M Braided Tube Twisted Failure Mode - looking for advice Other Medical Device and Orthopedic Related Topics 2
P Looking for Korean FDA Drug Master File requirements for packaging systems. Other Medical Device and Orthopedic Related Topics 1
bryan willemot Looking for NADCAP audit Excel spreadsheets template for vendors, specifically heat treat (Vacuum Furnace) AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 10
Kevin Walters AATT Course - Looking for pointers AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 3
L Looking for SOP Template for UDI under MDR EU Medical Device Regulations 4
C Supplier Audit - Looking for a quality audit checklist General Auditing Discussions 3
H Looking at options... Misc. Quality Assurance and Business Systems Related Topics 6
R Looking for ISO 13485 Internal Audit Checklist ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 8
K Looking for a tape to perform cross hatch test on powder coating parts Reliability Analysis - Predictions, Testing and Standards 3
M Looking for Navy Instruction OD32193 or OD32190 Various Other Specifications, Standards, and related Requirements 4
P Looking for help with an Ansys Workbench problem Manufacturing and Related Processes 0
X Looking for 17025 auditor to perform internal audit on IT software testing laboratory ISO 17025 related Discussions 3
Ed Panek Looking for Test Resource General Measurement Device and Calibration Topics 1
M RAPS RAC Device - Looking for resources / prep materials & study group Professional Certifications and Degrees 7
S Looking to find a pharmaceutical manufacturer that would be interested in buying or licensing a USDA 510k clearance General Information Resources 4
Anerol C Looking for sorting services at Singapore Career and Occupation Discussions 2
K AS9100 - Looking for advice on how to become a CB Auditor AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 2
G Medical Device Auditor (CMDA) certification exam by ASQ - looking for input Career and Occupation Discussions 3
R Looking for an efficient contract management solution Contract Review Process 1
K Design History File - Looking for Examples of DHF's. 21 CFR Part 820 - US FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) 5
P Looking to outsource Internal Audit - MDSAP competent auditor needed Other Medical Device Regulations World-Wide 9
Q Measurement Equipment Revocation - Looking for a Disposal Form with Risk Assessment IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 10
B Looking for SSCP file of IVD devices EU Medical Device Regulations 7
M Looking for a copy of ISO 10651 Hospitals, Clinics & other Health Care Providers 6
Azaarus Looking for important points regarding First Piece Inspection Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics 6
L Looking for Control Plan and FMEA Stamping process FMEA and Control Plans 3
Q Looking for a 5S tracking database Problem Solving, Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis 4
N Looking for a recommendation for an EU MDR Importer EU Medical Device Regulations 2
K Technical file for MHRA - looking for assistance with self declaration Class I device CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme 8
bryan willemot Looking for an Approved vendors list template Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 11
C RA (Regulatory Assurance) Training (FDA) looking for resources Training - Internal, External, Online and Distance Learning 5
M Data Protection and Privacy Policy - looking for a template/example EU Medical Device Regulations 1
M 'Active' device? Software/laptop with attached camera 'looking' at passive metal probe EU Medical Device Regulations 3
K Looking for guidance to write an SOP on Statistical Methodologies? Statistical Analysis Tools, Techniques and SPC 7
blackholequasar Looking into Nadcap for the first time AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 7
A 21 CFR 820 - Risk Management - Looking for some guidance US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 3
S We are looking for EU authorised Representative for both Class I and Class IIb devices EU Medical Device Regulations 7
K Looking for a job as Quality Engineer Career and Occupation Discussions 3
B Looking for 10 Internal Audit Online Training Participants ISO 17025 related Discussions 2
M We are looking for a Contract Manufacturer US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2
mihzago Looking for an Australian/ NZ Sponsor Other Medical Device Regulations World-Wide 5
S New Foreign Exporter Looking 21 CFR Part 820 - US FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) 0
N Looking to Impress - New Job - Advice, Thoughts, Comments Welcome Career and Occupation Discussions 23

Similar threads

Top Bottom