Archive for 3S (sweep, sort, standardize)

Lean Sprinkler System

Chris Hotze, of Crescere Capital Management, sent us this video taking standardization to the max!

Lean Journey: Let’s Do it in the Bathroom

“When I first introduced Lean to the Benchmark team I was a little uncomfortable with a comment from Paul Akers, author of 2 Second Lean, stating that “it all starts in the bathroom.” He maintains that there is no better place to start to build and maintain a culture of continuous improvement than in the bathroom. Everyone uses it, so it’s a perfect place to apply the 3 S’s: sweep, sort and standardize.”

To read the entire blog post by Denise Keller, of Benchmark, go to this link.

Are you Standardizing?

Dale of Klime-Ezee shows us how he not only made an awesome 2 Second improvement, but also made it a standard.

Have you 3S’d today?

Paul Akers discusses how his friend, Filipes applied 3’S (Sweep, Sort & Standardize) to his keys.

Katie’s Lean Questions

Paul Akers answers Katie’s questions: What is the criteria for making an improvement? Is a 20 step checklist too much?

Sam’s Lean Rant

Sam provides feedback on how his life changed after Paul’s Lean intervention down under.

William 3S’es his Bedroom

Watch this two minute awesome video of William Bailey 3S’ing his bedroom. What if all kids thought like this? Can you imagine what the world would look like?

Do you need a 3S? Box?

Filipe Marques, of Torre, sent us this video showing their 3P “Question Mark” Box. Maybe you could use one, too?

What is 3S?

What is 3S…and what is is not?