K A M 5S STRATEGY

K A M – Krzysztof & Aleksandra Marcinkowscy part of the International Consortium EDU SMART TC LIMITED

For last 15 years we were operating in the UK as a Family Business. Since our children are growing, we decided to transfer our business to a limited company over 5 years ago (2016) and create a business which our 3 children will be able to inherit one day. As a family of 5 we are all working together for the future of our business.

Due to BREXIT we decided to expand our family business in Poland, our home country. We can see a massive potential for our business and we are hoping to work with you, for you, around you one day.

As we are about to expand in Poland, we understand that setting up the business we established in the UK might take take time as we are starting from scratch. We are very excited for the new future of our international business and new possibilities.

Our Company and its people are keen to deliver the service the the highest standards based on 5S Strategy.

What Does 5S Stand For?

5S, sometimes referred to as 5s or Five S, refers to five Japanese terms used to describe the steps of the 5S system of visual management. Each term starts with an S. In Japanese, the five S’s are SeiriSeitonSeisoSeiketsu, and Shitsuke. In English, the five S’s are translated as Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.

SeiriSortSort through materials, keeping only the essential items needed to complete tasks. (This action involves going through all the contents of a workspace to determine which are needed and which can be removed. Everything that is not used to complete a work process should leave the work area.)
The 5S methodology is a systematic approach to workplace organization.
SeitonSet in OrderEnsure that all items are organized and each item has a designated place. Organize all the items left in the workplace in a logical way so they make tasks easier for workers to complete. This often involves placing items in ergonomic locations where people will not need to bend or make extra movements to reach them.
This method includes the five steps of Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. Generally speaking, the steps of 5S involve going through items in a workspace, removing what’s unnecessary, organizing items, cleaning, performing maintenance, and making sure these things become habits. 
SeisoShineProactive efforts to keep workplace areas clean and orderly to ensure purpose-driven work. This means cleaning and maintaining the newly organized workspace. It can involve routine tasks such as mopping, dusting, etc. or performing maintenance on machinery, tools, and other equipment.
These steps should occur in this order, and there must be a plan in place for performing the tasks associated with these steps on a regular basis. 
SeiketsuStandardizeCreate a set of standards for both organization and processes. In essence, this is where you take the first three S’s and make rules for how and when these tasks will be performed. These standards can involve schedules, charts, lists, etc.
At the end of of a 5S implementation you will see characteristic things such as policy manuals, glow-in-the-dark tape or photoluminescent tape on the floor, colored bins, red tags, and 5S walks taking place. In the end, it should all add up to efficiency.
ShitsukeSustainSustain new practices and conduct audits to maintain discipline. This means the previous four S’s must be continued over time. This is achieved by developing a sense of self-discipline in employees who will participate in 5S.
he 5S methodology originated in Japan and was first implemented by the Toyota Motor Corporation. The methodology was developed as a way to make just in time (JIT) manufacturing possible. This type of manufacturing intends to produce only the amount of a product that is needed, when it is needed. Having an organized workplace that utilizes visual cues to maintain itself allows JIT manufacturing to proceed more smoothly; in this type of environment, it’s easier to see problems and move materials efficiently.

Hope we can work together one day!

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Kind regards,

Kris & Aleks & Domu & Julia & Simon Marcinkowscy