Big clean-up ends the clutter and boosts productivity
Gahanna -- Court Department
5S the Court Common Areas
• Project resulted from LeanOhio Boot Camp
• Contact: Amanda Parker · firstname.lastname@example.org
Two common areas of the court were unorganized and overflowing, with a surplus of office supplies and outdated reference materials. This cluttered area collected excess dust, created visual stress, and slowed down the process of finding up-to-date reference materials.
Improve productivity and reduce waste by eliminating unused supplies and moving infrequently used supplies out of the common area
Post-it Notes were used to attach to commonly used supplies. Notes remained on the items for 4 weeks. If the items were used, items were dated/initialed on the note. After 4 weeks, items not used were removed, and items infrequently used were moved. The remaining items were cleaned and organized.
• It was found that the internet was often being used to locate information, thereby eliminating the need for many reference guides (implemented)
• Reduced inventory waste and clutter, and created a visually appealing and organized communal space (implemented)