We have implemented the 5s into our business and we have been adhering to it for the last three years.
When I said semi logistical storage.
I,m in the semi logistical-storage line of work and I am looking for posts and threads which concerns my line of work.
This was not used to try and differentiate the two as I know the two are vastly different in terms of implementing and mainaining them in a business enviroment. I merely stated this to show that I am looking for threads which have logistics or storage information in them.
Meaning half my day is busy with the logistcal side of the business and the other half is the storage. I would like to see information on either one or the other, hence semi logistical-storage.
Kaizen as you probably know is a culture of sustained continuous improvement. It focuses on eliminating waste in all systems and processes of an organisation, starting with the work place.
Many aspects of kaizen are apparent in our working enviroment and needs to identified and dealt with. Such as:
Unecessary errors or damages that leads to re-work
working too fast and not concentrating on accuracy
Applying long drawn out procedures
Not adhering to quality, effeciency, and safety policies and procedures.
Our purpose for kaizen is to question the standards which exist and improve upon these existing standards.
We operate with J.I.T procedures ( Just in time ) which in turn means we only produce, provide or convey that which is needed, whenever it is needed.
We apply kaizen where improvements are required.
There are just so many aspects to kaizen that it would be futile to try and explain how we are using it. certain companys are using it completely differently to us even though the basic elements stay the same.
The PDCA cycle is commomly used.
P - Plan
D - Do
C - Check
A - Action
Our standardised work procedures form the common ground upon which all kaizen implementations are based.
Some of these are.
Having a clear sequenced work method that evrybody can understand and perform.
Stabilise the cycle time of any job fuction within a process.
Improve operation safety, quality and effeciency.
Form a common basis to practice kaizen.
This includes lean distribution which in turn gives you an excellent ROSI, because of the stock turnaround.
Any way, as you can see I mean semi logistical storage because I have'nt finished the kaizen aspects and yet I have'nt even touched on the storage side. They are so vast and I'd like to see some threads on this if there is any.