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Implementing the 5S system in your warehouse will create a leaner, more efficient workflow. But the rewards ripple out much farther than that. 5S may help cut down on the time it takes to pack and ship orders means customers receive them faster and labor costs decrease, increasing company profit while potentially lowering the customer cost. Floor marking can be a critical component of your 5S warehouse system and may increase its organization and efficiency.
Here's a look at the definition of the 5S system—and how each 'S' of the five can help your warehouse.
Some systems add a sixth S to the 5S system: safety. If you are implementing 5S solely for its impact on efficiency, don't dismiss safety as “not your job.” Injured workers harm your efficiency, so a Lean workplace needs to be a safe workplace, too. Learn more about 6S with our 6S System Guide. The free guide breaks down relevant standards, shows how to integrate it into the 5S steps, and offers tips for improving safety in your workplace.
How do you improve warehouse safety with a 5S program?
Understand common hazards in warehouses and how to prevent them by following OSHA regulations and solutions.
Industrial Floor Tape vs. Paint
Weigh the pros and cons of floor tape and paint to determine the method that fits your needs
Floor Marking Placement
Get a visual example of common floor marking applications and color-coding suggestions for a typical facility