Lean Projects for my home - Teaching my family the principles of 5s

ScottK

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I am going to be teaching my family the principals of 5s for application to the playroom and kitchen.
With "a place for everything and everything in its place" philosophy I think I can realize a 50% reduction in my boy's stall time before bed.
In the kitchen I'm proposing and 30-50% reduction in post meal clean-up for myself and the wife.
I think there will also be a tremendous savings in set up time for meal prep, but in the overall picture this is pretty small.

I will also be doing a poka-yoke project to error proof the areas where the baby will eventually be crawling around.

I'm also considering a kanban system in the pantry. Does anyone have any experience with this?
 
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Gert Sorensen

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No experience, but please do share yours if it turns out successfully :cool:
 
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ralphsulser

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I think it's time for you to take a vacation:lol:
 
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Hi Discordian,

I jot down all our household expenses in a particular month and look for "outliers". This monthly expenses are then compared with different months of the year.

These expenses are then analysed to look for "Continuous Improvements". Also when we buy an "asset item", we prepare a comparison chart to weigh the benefits.

Pl share your experiences also.
 
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vinay_nagaraj

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"In the kitchen I'm proposing and 30-50% reduction in post meal clean-up for myself and the wife" - Do let us know how you would implement this.... maybe a flow chart or audit checklist would be fine.
 

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Reminds me of an old joke about an efficiency expert talking to a friend about such home projects.

"I was studying how my wife made breakfast in the morning and I realized that there were many possiblitities for improvement," said the expert. "By rearranging the kitchen, running several jobs at once, etc, the whole process could be much more efficient. So in the spirit of efficiency, I told my wife all the things she was doing wrong and how the whole process could be more efficient."

"Did the suggestions cut down on the time required to make breakfast?" asked the friend.

"Absolutely. It used to take her 30 minutes to prepare my breakfast. Now it takes me 20."


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harry

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Tim,

The Chinese have a saying :- trouble/disaster originates from ones mouth.


Regards.
 

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"In the kitchen I'm proposing and 30-50% reduction in post meal clean-up for myself and the wife" - Do let us know how you would implement this.... maybe a flow chart or audit checklist would be fine.
Disposable cutlery and plates will immediatley save time and cost money:biglaugh:
 

ScottK

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"In the kitchen I'm proposing and 30-50% reduction in post meal clean-up for myself and the wife" - Do let us know how you would implement this.... maybe a flow chart or audit checklist would be fine.
I'm going to start with the Alton Brown ( http://www.altonbrown.com ) methodology (which I believe he got right from 5s) - Sort everything in the kitchen and get rid off all the uni-taskers except the fire extinguisher.
right away I think I can realize a 30% savings in drawer and cabinet space!
 
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