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SmartOn system is dedicated to the LEAN methodology. But what is LEAN? LEAN is the Toyota Production System renamed in the 1950s in the US. Although most things have been developed from a theory to R&D and action, Toyota has reversed this approach. The LEAN approach is emerging out of Toyota actions when they have rebuilt their production starting right from the employee activity. The real actions of employees, in the end, are the core of any business’s success. The willingness of each worker to do their tasks better drives the company forward. This understanding is fundamental for the LEAN system. Toyota, Nike, Intel, Ford and many other biggest manufacturers make their decision and follow the LEAN methodology and understanding that value to the customer is coming right from the production “floor”.

SmartOn supports the maintenance of the five-step thought process implementation of LEAN techniques:

  1. Specify the value from the standpoint of the end customer by the product family.                                                                                                                   
  2. Identify all steps in the value stream for each product family, eliminating whenever possible those steps that do not create the value.                       
  3. Make value-creating steps occur in tight sequence so that the product will flow smoothly toward the customer.                                                              
  4. As the flow is introduced, let customers pull the value from the next upstream activity.                                                                                                            
  5. After the value is specified, value streams are identified, wasted steps are removed and flow and pull are introduced; begin the process again      and continue it until the state of perfection is reached, where the perfect value is created with no waste.                                                                           

5S

LEAN manufacturing helps identify and eliminate wastes from the organization. One of the primary tools that are involved with the LEAN manufacturing system is a program referred to as the 5S system.  The 5S system of LEAN manufacturing helps deal with the mentioned issues and gives you a system to follow for the future. With 5S you will be able to see an increase in productivity for the company as well as higher quality products along with a boost in employee morale as people are working for an organized and structured company. 5S in this system means Sort, Set in Place, Shine, Standardise, Sustain. The great thing about this program is that with SmartOn you can implement it for almost any company. It is not limited to manufacturing plants – it gives you a chance to understand how to improve several areas of the company. Help you go over all of the various areas, allowing your company to break all of them down individually.

Sort

With this “S” you will focus on getting the company organized by getting rid of all unnecessary items and things that are useless to the company and do not help become stronger. There probably are some tools and things at your desk or an area they do not need to be. Hence, taking the time to sort through everything will help you determine what things need to be discarded or moved to a different area.

Set in place

This also works with organizing as you are going to put everything where it belongs. You will be able to use boards and other things that help you see when a tool is missing or where you need to use containers. With this Set in Place tool, you will know where things are supposed to be and how to keep the company organized properly. Every company will come up with its unique system of keeping things organized and will create a program that works well for its needs.

Shine

The company needs to maintain its order to be productive. You need to have a system where your employees can clean up after themselves and a system that allows you to keep the machinery and other things working well. The Shine tool allows you to become efficient and gives everyone a chance to stay organized.

Standardise

A great way to boost productivity is to implement standardised procedures in the company. With the standard system, you will end up having a program in place for everyone to follow, thus making the company productive and more efficient. Moreover, you need to make sure you keep it up to date with new technology and other things, otherwise, the system may end up failing over time. Proper maintenance is the best way to avoid the deterioration of a good system. Checklist procedures are commonly used to help with the standardisation step.

Sustain

This is the last area that you need to work on. It means you will maintain the new programs you have implemented. You will focus on keeping everything in order and ensuring that the program is working. Sustainability is the best way to keep your organization ahead for future needs, which provides you with the best possibilities to stay competitive.