A number of Zircotec staff took part in a two-day training course last week, to learn the 6S process and how it can minimise waste and maximise value. At Zircotec we are focused on continuous improvement and becoming a lean business to improve productivity levels throughout the business.

The 6S model comprises of:

  • Sort
  • Set in order
  • Shine
  • Sustain
  • Standardise
  • Safety

One member of each team was involved in the training, allowing them to implement their learnings into their own teams.

On day one, the group was given an introduction and breakdown of 6S and Visual Management Theory and applications. This was followed by a Workshop session which involved the group being split into two teams and tasked with introducing and implementing 6S standards and policies in the office and QC areas in Zircotec.

On Day two,  the group was quizzed on previous material taught on Day one and continued their workshop tasks from the previous day.

The 6S practice can be applied in the office and operations using a range of different tools such as Auditing , Red Tag zones, Visual aids (pictures), Action lists and Standardization boards. Improved teamwork, organisation, quality of work, delivery and safety are all benefits from following the 6s model.

For further information, please contact:

Lexy Walker, Marketing Executive, Zircotec Group, Email: lexy.walker@zircotec.com Tel: +44 (0) 1235 612308