The Five Steps or 5S method is key to our Lean Management system, the Rudolph Logistics System (RLS). Our objective is to identify the right approaches, standardize the approaches and then facilitate an exchange of knowledge and experience between employees across locations.
The implementation of the Rudolph Logistics System started with 5S workshops at selected pilot locations. After a practical test at these locations, we rolled out 5S to additional sites. The success of 5S measures can be seen immediately, and these successes are documented in “before and after” files.
To keep the method present in the context of everyday work, regular tours are scheduled. This makes it possible to anchor a workplace principle like “Everything needs its own place, and everyone needs to know where that place is” in daily practice.
Sources of waste identified and eliminated
Process disruptions decline
Ergonomics, safety & employee motivation increases
Onboarding and set-up times decrease
Improved use of space
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