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5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace

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Increase Profitability and Decrease Liability with 5S A criticalyet often overlooked area in the visual workplace is the concept of continuous improvement. In this important work, JIT expert Hiroyuki Hirano introduces his 5S System: Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. These steps are designed to improve efficiency, strengthen maintenance, and provide con ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Productivity Press
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Brooks
Mar 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: logistics
Good, practical guide to visual management. Supplement to any good lean program
Bob Wallner
Dec 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 5s, lean
So in my effort to go back to the origins of Lean I chose Hirano-san's book "5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace" published by Productivity Press written in 1990 and translated in 1995.

In most "lean" books you hear about the perfection that is Toyota. When I purchased this I was ignorant about several things.
1 - I thought this was another book written about the inner workings of the iconic Toyota Motor Corporation. I was wrong. Hirano is a product of the electronics industry who turned consultant.
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You have to love these productivity press books!
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need this book for my assignment..awesome reference
Matthew John
This is a great reference book for starting a 5S initiative, it has solid practical advice which is immediately applicable on the factory floor. I will return to this book as often as possible.
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