EPA's Lean and Environment Toolkit: Overview of 6S (5S+Safety) Mobile App
The EPA's Lean and Environment Toolkit: Overview of 6S (5S+Safety) mobile app is a quality management tool based on the 5S process improvement system.
How does it work?
This lean production app was designed to reduce waste and encourage continual improvement in the work area through maintaining order and using visual workplace cues to achieve more consistent operational results.
The 5S pillars of the lean methods provide a methodology for organizing, cleaning, developing, and sustaining a productive work environment. 6S uses these five pillars plus an added pillar for Safety. 6S encourages workers to improve the quality of their work area and teaches them to reduce environmental waste, manage in-process inventory and other helpful lean tools for optimizing the workplace. GoCanvas was built to allow our users easy access to data collected.