The success of the 5S Methodology requires Management to be ‘Continuously looking for failures ‘and ‘Actively Revisiting Written Processes’ to maintain ‘Top of Mind’ status.
Each Department Manager within Bradleys developed and documented their Department’s checklists and processes in accordance with the 5S Methodology. This includes the day to day organization of personnel desks, tool boxes, or a Tool Room, and other more complex functions such as a Purchase and Accounts Payable process, or, as an example, testing heaters of an incoming motor and determining if they are of adequate capacity for motor/facility (2DL).
This photo shows how Bradleys arranges components to ensure all relevant parts are readily available and QC’ed prior to the Assembly procedure beginning.
“I’m convinced Bradleys’ meticulous shop is one of the contributing factors to the improved reliability in our severe duty, custom motors.”
Mark Ivers, MBA via Linked In