To initiate a rapid change to lean manufacturing in 2002 Boots Manufacturing, a UK manufacturer of healthcare, toiletry and cosmetic products, implemented a full 5-S programme. A Team of a Production Manager, a Shift Manager, a Department Engineer and a Lean Coach was appointed to drive the change. All staff attended a three hour lean training session and each team was briefed immediately prior to the start of the 5S exercise on each line. During the 5-S exercise the manager worked with every me...

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