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Big clean-up ends the clutter and boosts productivity

Gahanna -- Court Department
 

Project: 5S the Court Common Areas

• Project resulted from LeanOhio Boot Camp

• Contact: Amanda Parker · amanda.parker@gahanna.gov · 614-342-4080



Problem:
Two common areas of the court were unorganized and overflowing, with a surplus of office supplies and outdated reference materials.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.

Goal:
Improve productivity and reduce waste by eliminating unused supplies and moving infrequently used supplies out of the common area

Approach:
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.



Improvements: 

• 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)


 


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