5S Supply’s “One Good Ideal” Photo Challenge 2012

August 9, 2012

5S Supply’s “One Good Ideal” Photo Challenge

5S Supply Photo Challenge Image

Send in your photos and you could win!

Show off your solutions and share with other Lean practitioners!


As part of “yokoten” – sharing best practices – 5S Supply would like you to share “One Good Idea” that showcases an improvement in your work area. A visual workplace is a great workplace and a picture is worth 1,000 words so show us your before & after photos of an improvement that you (and your team) created. For more information>> 5S Supply Photo Challenge

Reward & Recognition

To recognize the top achievers, 5S Supply is providing the following rewards:

  • 1st Place (1) $500 gift certificate for merchandise from 5S Supply
  • 2nd Place (1) is two DVDs from GBMP (approximate value $258)
  • 3rd Place (1) is a Visual Workplace Color Standards Template from the Visual Workplace
  • Honorable Mention (10) will receive a gift certificate for 20% off their next order with 5S Supply valid through October 31st, 2012.

The odds of winning depend on the number of valid entries received and the evaluation by the judges.


Our distinguished panel of judges (see below) will select the top entries based on:

  1. Originality
  2. A focus on lean and visual principles
  3. Impact to your work-space or organization

How to Enter

Share your “One Good Idea”. You can use our Excel Template (that you can keep and use for your own Lean and Visual efforts) or create one that is similar. Please provide the following information:

  • Problem (250 characters) – Briefly describe the problem you were trying to solve.
  • Solution (250 characters) – Briefly describe the solution that was created
  • Before State (upload image – if you have one) – upload a “Before” image (300 x300 pixels preferred)
  • After State (upload image) – upload the new “After” image (300 x300 pixels preferred)
  • Benefits (250 characters) – Describe the benefits achieved with this solution (this doesn’t just have to be monetary benefits)
  • Photo Release – I agree to allow 5S Supply to publish and share these images
  • Name
  • email
  • Telephone

The Photo Challenge Starts August 1st, 2012 and the deadline for entry is midnight (CST) August 31, 2012. Winners will be selected and notified by September 28, 2012.

5S Supply Photo Challenge Judges

  • Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, Visual Thinking Inc. & The Visual-Lean Institute
  • Pat Wardwell, LGC, COO, GBMP
  • Rhonda Kovera, CEO, Visual Workplace, Inc.
  • Chris Abrey, LBC Accurate Perforating

Any questions? Please contact Jennifer Molski, Manager Customer Care, 5S Supply 815-469-5687 or jmolski@5Ssupply.com.

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