Business Services: 5s Lean Office
Studies show that business is more productive and more profitable if the work environment is organized and free of clutter. An efficient office will raise your company’s bottom line by eliminating office waste such as unused inventory and supplies, paper clutter and unnecessary motion. So, how to reduce such waste?
The short answer is 5s.
Lean / 5S offices save time and money
When waste is eliminated, we see immediate improvement in profitability, accountability and overall office morale. Through a process of focused questioning and discovery within each working aspect of an office space, Organizers Northwest will identify where waste is occurring and why. Our team will work closely with your employees to root out waste and create sustainable, long-term solutions that will continue to support production and profitability in all areas of the office long into the future.
Organizers NW has been a great help to our business! They have helped us with a variety of projects from setting up logical filing systems to get our paper filed for retrieval where we can actually find it to helping us problem solve how to get our Email Inboxes under control. The team is professional, personable and easy to work with. I would highly recommend them to anyone for help at your business or your home.
Not just for the manufacturing floor
The tried-and-true practices of 5S have worked for years on the manufacturing floor. Now you can bring the 5S system to your office, fostering the Lean culture of Continuous Improvement throughout your entire business.
The 5 S Principles:
Here are the steps that our team would perform in your office space:
Sort: We help you decide what files and supplies you need close at hand – and what you don’t. We will identify and eliminate waste in each area of the office.
Set in order: Your 5S consultant will help to place items in a location and order that supports the needs of that area.
Shine: Cleaning with a purpose will allow us to inspect and detect potential problems before they occur.
Standardize: We will create and implement visual cues such as labels, lines, signs and checklists to create guidelines and maintain the work.
Sustain: This is all about education and training. How will you maintain the space? We will provide tips for 5S upkeep including 5S audits and checklists.
Would your office benefit from 5S implementation?
Give us a call to set up a walk-through and assessment with one of our 5S consultants today. Contact us today.
You and your staff did a magnificent job of teaching new skills and reminding about more efficient strategies to organize our paperwork.
Judith Belk, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/Aud.
Center for Communication & Learning Skills
What people are saying
“Organizers Northwest did an amazing job unburying my garage. Before they came along I wasn’t even able to park my car inside. “Stuff” had piled up everywhere. Missy and her crew came up with many ingenious organizing solutions to save the day, including custom shelving, matching storage bin selection & labeling, and a clever system that uses two bike hoists to lift my 2-person kayak up and out of the way (Works fantastic! …and is far more affordable than purchasing a kayak-specific hoist).”…
“Hi Missy and all – I am very pleased with the results in my garage! I would like to schedule a day to do my office and closet. I really liked working with McKenna and Mary Ann; they are dynamite! Thanks for all.”
“Organizers Northwest took the stress out of organizing my office and master bedroom closets. At first I was skeptical and could not envision how everything would look when they were done. Missy was able to ease my mind as she diligently transformed my world into a stress-free environment. I have recommended Missy and her team to several friends. She is professional, cost effective and SO worth the investment!”
“Missy – You are amazing! I am soooo grateful. Too beat for details now, but suffice it to say you did just what I wanted (and needed)– from the physical work you did to the patience and kindness you showed in my struggle to give things up. Thanks to you, I am slowly learning how to simplify.”
“Ronnie is such a gem to work with. The kitchen is so logical and makes perfect sense. I sincerely want you to know what a hard worker she is. She did a great job!”
“So the the guys come in from school and just stand in the kitchen with their mouths open. Then I showed them the books. ‘WOW, my own books!’ Both boys started looking through them for something they wanted to read. Then we looked through the art bins. They were so excited!! Now we are off doing projects. But the best was when Jacob was looking at his shelf, turns around and sweetly says ‘Thanks Mom’.” “We did it!!!”
“It’s great working with Leslie. I love her style and learning the process to keep my home in order. My head is so much clearer.”
I will always remember the people who REALLY came through and didn’t judge… just got the job done. Thank you for all your help.
Thank you just doesn’t adequately express my gratitude for your work. WOW!! You were amazing how you were able to jump right in and conquer where I alone could not. I will definitely extol the virtues and skills of the fine people at Organizers Northwest every opportunity I have.
“I just wanted to call and tell you how incredibly thankful I am for your help today. I am just in awe at how efficient and easy it was to get as much done as we did!”
“Missy managed to do what I haven’t been able to accomplish in 16 years. She’s easy to work with & I love my house now. I even love the garage.”
“Missy – You really have eliminated my paper pile with the files that you made for me! Finally, no more ‘paper pile’ thanks to Missy’s easy filing system!”
“Organizers Northwest not only organized my office, but they organized my HEAD! As soon as we went through my office together, it flipped a switch in my head that allowed me to go through all the other rooms in my house – I even cleaned out my refrigerator!! I can’t thank them enough for the change in my LIFE, not just my office!” “Somehow after having Organizers Northwest in my house helping me with my office, they helped me with decision making in the rest of my house and my life. Maki…
I want to tell you how happy I am, waking up today, in my lovely and much more organized home. Thank you so much – it is very pleasant working with you.