5S/6S Audit Software
5S audits are an invaluable tool in any factory, as evidenced by their enormous popularity. Currently, it is impossible to find an organization that does not have a 5S audit process implemented or does not plan to implement it. Why? Well, it is an extremely effective tool for controlling the most important areas of operation not only of production plants, but also of most medium and large-scale organizations.
The 5S/6S audits, as the name suggests, focus on five or si categories. The five basic categories are as follows:
- Seiri -> Sort
- Seiton -> Set in order
- Seiso -> Shine
- Seiketsu -> Standarize
- Shitsuke -> Self-discipline
Another area of control that is often included in the main categories, but sometimes constitutes a separate category, is Safety.
The individual 5S/6S points should be conducted in the above-described sequence and with due accuracy during the audit.
5S/6S Audits using Action Audit
The Action Audit module available in the Action Plan software will enable your team to reliably perform the audit using checklists prepared on the basis of the best practices.
As in the case of other types of audits, the 5S and 6S also offers advanced configuration options, including:
- the ability to create your own checklists
- the ability of building groups of many auditors
- the ability to schedule audits, also on multiple layers.
When discussing the audit module, one should also mention the extensive reporting functions that speed up the analysis and help identify bottlenecks. In one sentence: "Action Audit is a tool necessary for the work of any quality engineer or continuous improvement specialist".
Key benefits of implementing 5S/6S audits using Action Audit software
Overall improvement of the quality of the auditing process - transparent scheduling, advanced configuration options, automatic assigning of auditors and addressing of corrective actions, combined with accurate real time reports, result in an overall improvement in the quality, transparency and reliability of the audit process.
Time saving - the information obtained from the current users of the application shows that they achieve between 60 and 80 percent savings on time they previously spent on servicing the auditing process.
Greater team involvement - having a tool with which auditors can carry out an audit from a computer, a tablet or a phone, and people responsible for corrective actions have access to comprehensive information about any inconsistencies, the involvement of the entire staff is increased and the effectiveness of interdepartmental cooperation is improved.
Secondary benefits - having a properly planned and rigorously enforced system of 5S/6S auditing, it is impossible not to mention a number of secondary benefits, including: improved product quality, fewer complaints, improved key production indicators and increased customer satisfaction.
How to run Action Audit in 3 steps?
Click on the link below and fill out a short form in which we will ask you to present a few basic parameters regarding audits in your company.
One of our specialists will contact you to arrange an online meeting to see how Action Audit will work in your organization.
Based on the information from the form and the meeting, we will prepare an Action Audit especially for you and make it available for free testing for 30, 45 or even 60 days!