Did you know that most scientists think 75% of learning occurs visually? Even 50% of your brain’s processing power can be attributed to visual perception. Now, how can these facts help you improve workplace productivity?
The answer is simple — create a visual workplace! A 5S visual workplace is a lean manufacturing technique to create and maintain a clean and organized facility, where your workers can easily spot everything. Such a practice promotes a faster, safer and more efficient process, thereby enhancing work productivity.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency or the EPA provides helpful information on the various lean manufacturing methods, including Six Sigma and Just In Time, to help you create a visual workplace. Among these trusted tools, and not to mention the foundation of other lean methods, is the 5S program: Sort, Shine, Set in Order, Standardize, and Sustain. (more…)