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Work more efficiently in the plastics industry

The 5S approach leads to a tidy, well-organized workplace where people work efficiently. Maes Insights continues where others stop: we know what plastics processing involves. The 5S model comes from Japan. Our training is specifically tailored to the practice of the plastics processing industry. The participants receive practical tips for implementing 5S in their own working environment.

Freely translated, 5S stands for Separating, Arranging, Cleaning, Standardizing, Systematizing. Applied to the plastics processing industry, this simply means the following:

  • Separation: Examine all objects in the workplace and determine why that object is there.
  • Arranging: creating an overview and designing the workplace functionally pragmatically.
  • Cleaning: not only cleaning, but also preventing pollution by eliminating the causes of malfunctions and incidents.
  • Standardization: recording procedures and responsibilities, introducing standard methods.
  • Systematize: guarantee the above 4 steps by implementing a system of enforcement.

During this in-company training, the participants apply these steps in practice, the results are immediately noticeable. After following the training, they are able to work independently with the 5S model and to implement and maintain this method in a practical way within their own organization or department.

What are the results?

  • workplaces are tidy and clean;
  • (auxiliary) resources have a fixed place;
  • the right amount of (working) stock;
  • deviations are transparent;
  • greater occupational safety;
  • to work more efficiently;
  • participants apply the theory of the 5S model in practice;
  • the first points for improvement are addressed;
  • 5S and continuous improvement is on the agenda;
  • the participants can independently implement and guarantee 5S.