About promoting the construction of 6S management of wood stove manufacturer
After the implementation of 6S management, Huiwenmei Stove has achieved remarkable results. 6S management is a management method that focuses on organizing, rectifying, cleaning and literacy. Through 6S management, our company has significantly improved work efficiency, improved the working environment of employees and enhanced the brand image of the company. First of all, I would like to sincerely thank all employees for their positive response, participation, and continuous improvement, so that our company has got remarkable progress. Through joint efforts, the following objectives have been initially achieved.
Sorting, the first step in the 6s methodology, aims to reduce clutter and make it easier for essential work items to be easily located for improved efficiency. “Red tagging” is often done to mark unnecessary items for immediate disposal, while “yellow tagging” can be applied for those items that can be temporarily kept off-site for future use.
Set in order (Seiton)
In this stage of the 6 S system, items, equipment, and work materials tagged as essential in the first stage should be placed in an organized manner in the most logical locations. The objective of ‘Set in Order’ (or ‘Straighten’) is to establish a systematic way of storing and retrieving items, thus helping maximize accessibility and space
After non-essential items have been removed and essential items have been organized, the next step is cleansing. The third stage of the 6s lean system, also known as ‘Shine’, includes activities, such as cleaning the workplace, maintaining its pleasant appearance, and using preventive steps to keep workspaces tidy and clean. The objective is to create an environment that prevents injuries and products from being stained due to uncleanliness.
‘Standardize’ is the fourth 6s method stage that aims to establish a new workplace norm by identifying best practices and creating consistent procedures for the first three stages. It aims to help people have the same work routines in their processes and develop more efficient habits. This can be done by providing visual reminders, setting expectations of workers’ responsibility, and conducting routine inspections and regular site checks.
This is the most challenging step of the 6S method as the goal is to ensure that standardized procedures are applied continually over a long period of time until it becomes second nature in day-to-day work.
Lastly, 6S lean features Safety as the final step added to the standard 5S methodology many have been used to. This essential step of 6 S focuses on identifying hazards and setting preventive controls to keep workers safe during work operations and ensure that the work environment meets required safety standards.
The workshop has a new atmosphere driven by 6S management, we will continue to deepen the application of 6S management, explore new room for improvement, and make our company more competitive in the highly competitive market. We hope that after the improvement of 6S management, our enterprise can create more resplendence. SSM wood stove will get better and better.