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Here’s a quick list of things related to 5S and Lean that you can easily do to celebrate Earth Day and make your workplace (and our planet) better.

  1. RTS-103_02_ThumbnailGo to your 5S Red Tag Holding Area and see if there is something there that can be recycled. Maybe there is something that you could re-purpose or use in your work area. This will save your organization money from having to buy a new item and you extended the life of an item you already have.
  2. Organize some consumable items in your work area. Determine the best location for them. Consider using Point-of-Use-Storage (or a Kanban System – like Kanban Indicator Bins); this will help reduce motionKBN-001_In_Rack_View and transportation waste. Determine how many you actually need and who replenishes  hem. This alone may help you reduce the unnecessary inventory you carry and reduce the waste of inventory or storage.
  3. Put a “Shine” on your workplace. Clean and inspect your work area – this not only will make your spot seem nicer and more pleasant to be in, it can also help improve the air quality, reduce allergens and germs.
  4. Create Standards for a task in your work area. Work with your team to determine the best way to get a task done and then standardize it. This will help you be more efficient and effective plus everyone will do it the same way so it makes it more consistent and easier to train new people.
  5. RTS-106_02_ThumbnailKeep 5S going by sustaining your efforts. Consider using our exclusive 5S Sustain Campaign Board. You can assign 5S related tasks to team members each week to keep 5S forefront in their minds while help to continuously improve your work space.

Remember to Reduce-Reuse-Recycle! 5S and Lean are a great way to help.

5S Supply is pleased to announce that it now carries Stainless Steel Tool Carts from Triton Products.

Stainless Steel Tool Cart

Stainless Steel Tool Cart

These Stainless Steel Mobile Tool Carts are perfect for tool organization in:

  • clean rooms
  • medical applications
  • food grade environments
  • harsh environments
  • specialty locations such as show rooms
  • many other applications

Made with 18 gauge brushed 304 Stainless Steel with an anodized aluminum frame makes it impervious to cleaning solutions and it won’t rust or corrode. It comes equipped with 3 inch neoprene castors — two locking castors, two fixed castors and a handle to make it easy to move around. It is only 21-1/2 inches wide and will fit through doors. The overall unit is 36-3/4 inch L x 39-1/4 inch H x 21-1/4 inch W with a tool storage area of 18 square feet. The 4-1/2 foot bottom shelf and top tray add extra storage. The A-frame design allows items to be placed on both sides of the cart and it can easily accommodate up to 650 lbs.

Combine the Stainless Steel LocBoard with the Stainless Steel LocHooks for a customized tool storage solution. The Stainless Steel LocHooks stay put with the two-and-four-point locking system. Four locking posts with two screws ensure that the hooks will not come out, but are easy to re-arrange if needed. Some assembly required.

The Stainless Steel Tool Cart comes with an optional 63 piece LocHook set (60 assorted LocHooks and 3 LocBins) or you can select your own combination of Stainless Steel LocHooks, bins and shelves.

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