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How to Organize Inventory, Control Costs, and Reduce Waste with the TwinBin Kanban System

5S Supply now offers the unique and award winning TwinBin 2-bin Kanban System

As many of you know kanban is a Japanese term that typically is related to a signal of when to produce (make) or withdraw (move) items in a manufacturing setting. Nowadays, Kanban Systems are used in office areas, hospitals and other industries wanting better control of their processes and inventory. 5S Supply has partnered with Hurst Green Plastics, Ltd from the United Kingdom to provide their award winning TwinBin and FlagBin Systems.

How it Works

Employees pull parts from the lower bin as needed. When the bin is empty, a pull of the divider drops the correct quantity of replenishment parts into the bin. This also visually triggers replenishment of parts in the top bin. The top bin is then restocked and the pull system continues to provide the right product in the right quantities! The clear front plastic bins allow operators to easily see exactly what parts are needed and the current quantity. The bins can be color coded and labeled to make the system even more visual and simple to operate.

Benefits of using TwinBin and FlagBin

  • Inventory Control – up to 82% of stock reduction has been recorded
  • Traceability – offers opportunity for 100% traceability even for small components
  • Less Waste – every part issued and accounted for
  • No Environmental Contamination – parts are retained in a closed bin
  • No Stock Cross-Contamination
  • Reduces Line Stoppages
  • Rapid Payback on Investment

Other TwinBin Options include:

  • An upper Locking Bar (in three colors: Red, Blue and Grey) to help prevent people from pulling components from the top bin.
  • Color-coded Bin Labels (in five colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Clear)  to make it simpler to find what is needed
  • Plastic Mounting Bolts (2 per bin required) used with the TwinBin Racking System

TwinBin Kanban System

TwinBin Kanban System

TwinBin Racking Systems

There are two Racking Systems sizes to choose from:

  • .75m (2.46 ft.) wide x 1.9m high (6.23 ft.) – holds 50 TwinBin – Singles (25 per side)
  • 1.5m (4.92 ft.) wide x 1.9m high (6.23 ft.) – holds 100 TwinBin – Singles (50 per side)

Other Racking Options:

  • Racking Headers – angled headers to prevent anyone from stacking things on top and to label specific racks for parts or components
  • Collection Trays – used on the bottom of the rack if parts fall they can be easily contained (2 per set)
  • Castors – make your Racking System mobile to two swivel wheels and two locking wheels

Since these items are shipped form the U.K., 5S Supply uses a Request for Quote form to customize solutions.

For more information visit our website: TwinBin Kanban System or call us at 888 4 LEAN 5S (888-453-2657).

 

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QuikBoards are perfect for Product and 5S Scheduling

QuikBoards are perfect for creating a customized solution for production scheduling or 5S activities. The Scheduling and 5S boards have optional pre-printed magnet sets. All the boards are magnetic and dry-erase for maximum usability.

“While working on countless production smoothing or 5S kaizens, I always had to develop a whiteboard from scratch to roll out the new production schedule or 5S assignments. It usually took several hours away from the improvement activity cutting tape strips and sticking labels on magnets. QuikBoards allow kaizen team members to focus their time working on process improvements and very quickly assemble a customized schedule/assignment board that matches their process requirements.” – Scott Morrison, Inventor, QuikBoards

Production Scheduling Boards – Versatile board can be used to evenly schedule 8-hour, 12-hour, 16-hour, and 24-hour time blocks over one, two, or three weeks. The 36″ x 48″ schedule board has room for posting 8-1/2″ x 11″ charts.

The Scheduling Boards come in three different sizes:

  • 24″ H x 18″ W
  • 36″ H x 24″ W
  • 48″ H x 36″ W

Schedule Board Magnet Sets – Magnets for posting 24-hour Standard and Military times, seven day weeks, changeover time blocks, and a variety of subjects (set-ups, raw materials, finished goods, etc.).

5S Activity Board – Board can be used to evenly schedule 5S assignments over shifts, days, and weeks. This is the way to help Sustain a 5S system!

5S Board: 24″ H x 18″ W

5S Board Magnet Sets – Magnets for posting shifts, days, weeks, and a variety of tasks (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, sustain, inspect, mop, etc.).

Stop by 5S Supply to see these and other great products for your Lean implementation.