Thanks to a suggestion from several readers, today we’re starting a regular feature for Saturdays: Examples of Excellence. Each week we’ll show you some example of excellence to help spark the imagination. On some or perhaps many occasions you may have seen something similar before, but try to think of other ways the example could be applied.
If you have an example you’d like to share, please email it to us. We’ll give you credit if you’d like, or it can remain anonymous.
This week’s example: the shadow board. The magnetic bars hold the tools against tool shadows painted on the wall, making it very easy to see where tools belong and which ones are missing (and apparently a few are!). Even a tape measure velcro’d onto the wall, and note the clearly-labelled supply bins. A great part of any 5S program!
Mark Graban says
Cool photo. The challenge, though, with a single bin for supplies is challenges in restocking. I’ve found that using two smaller bins for a given supply, instead of one, makes it much cut and dry as a visual signal when you restock (when one container is empty). If you have a visual “refill when half empty” signal, you might have problems with dumping the new stock on top of the old (but that’s not always an issue).