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Topic Title: Simulation for teaching 5S
Topic Summary: 5S Simulation/Game
Created On: 07/02/2008 04:26 PM
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   Simulation for teaching 5S   - xxxxx - 07/02/2008 04:55 PM  
   Simulation for teaching 5S   - RalfLippold - 07/03/2008 08:42 AM  
   Simulation for teaching 5S   - Jay_Michaels - 07/07/2008 11:16 AM  
   Simulation for teaching 5S   - 105422 - 12/03/2008 09:56 PM  
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07/02/2008 04:55 PM
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Cheryl Pleima

I am looking for a quick 5S simulation or game to share with manufactuing and office employees to assist in seeing the importance of 5S and that it is more than just housekeeping.

07/03/2008 08:42 AM
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Ralf Lippold

Hi Cheryl,

here is the construction description for a Lego racing car:


(even though it is in German, couldn't find the appropriate English page, the pictures make it clear).

We used that already in a workshop about 5S. Great stuff:-))

07/07/2008 11:16 AM
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Jay Michaels

We use a lego construction of a house. We have two kits set up. One has all (24) pieces needed to complete 2 houses neatly organized in a kit. the second other has 30 pieces all mixed up in a box. The second is also missing one key piece.

We have the team select two operators, and time them in the building of two houses. When the second team discovers that they are missing a piece, we wait 30 seconds, and provide it saying we just found it in the warehouse.

After the completion, we have both individuals tear down thier houses and re-store them.

The discussion shows that the time gained during the teardown does not offset the time saved in the construction. It also leads to a good discussion of balance.

Hope this helps and keep having fun.
12/03/2008 09:56 PM
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Joseph Slipka

Do you have available more detailed description or instruction of you simulation. I would appreciate a copy if available. Thank you
Joseph slipka

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