TOOL ROOM 5S
Team members: Jorge Chavez, Maribel Juarez, Callie Watts, Kent Frame, Terry Pille and Travis Criss
This event took a total of 212 hours to complete.
- Removed everything from storage cabinets
- Removed all unnecessary items and red-tagged
- Removed all unnecessary items from work benches
- Removed all unnecessary items from mill cabinet
- Removed all unnecessary items from Metal Lax cabinet
- Removed all scrap metal from metal rack
SET IN ORDER
- Organized storage cabinets and Utilized storage bin system in cabinets
- Moved Bridgeport Mill
- Moved die repair work benches in die repair area to allow for more room
- Made needed repairs to Bead Blast unit and area
- Moved personal work benches on south wall to allow for more room
- Moved saw closer to metal rack for easier and safer use
- Moved bulletin boards to allow for easier use
- Made a fixture rack for porosity machining fixtures on Summit lathe
- Replaced curtains to entry of tool room for better vision and improved safety
- Cleaned walls
- Scraped and Cleaned floor
- Cleaned and Painted equipment, tables and cabinets
- Cleaned fan next to die repair area and exhaust fan to tool room
- Painted traffic lines on floor
- Labeled all cabinets and bins
- Revised Tool Ticket files to match the files in Quality Assurance
- Updated and laminated information and charts for tooling on bulletin boards
- Incorporated changes made during 5S event into weekly 5S tour
BENEFITS OF THE 5S EVENT
- More storage space in the cabinets.
- Labeling makes it easier to find items.
- Creating more work space in the die repair area allows for more than one person to work in the area and also makes it safer.
- Cleaning and painting helps make the department orderly and brighter.
- Partition at bead blast prevents dust from settling into Die Cast Dept. storage areas.