Getting Rid of Just In Case items

This week’s Issue | 01/02/2016

We are constantly coaching organizations not to fall into the 5S+1 trap of just becoming a housekeeping exercise.  Properly done it will enhance through-put and product velocity and with extra thought improve your brand image.  So it was cool that a reader shared a new rule that can be easily applied to your 5S+1 journey … read about the 20/20 rule.


We do a lot of work in socio-tech dominant work places. Mariela and I are constantly amazed at the struggle organizations go through to get contract labour and on-board the barely living.  Some simple pre-boarding testing would likely bring better results like dexterity testing.

About Richard
Senior Lead Practitioner