5S Cabinets Keep Work Areas Organized And Secure

5S Cabinets Keep Work Areas Organized And Secure
5S steel cabinets from Vidmar

5S steel cabinets from Vidmar are designed to fulfill lean and Kaizen storage requirements (sort, straighten/set in order, shine, standardize, sustain) to organize and manage workspace for improved efficiency.

Lean methods encourage workers to improve their working conditions and help reduce waste due to difficulty in returning items or time wasted searching for parts or tools, as well as reducing clutter for improved worker safety.

The cabinets’ Plexiglas or solid hinged doors feature metal pegboard inserts that can be shadow-boxed for quick reference. By creating a “home” for items, point of use storage (POUS) makes it easier to find tools and return them when no longer needed, as well as reducing time wasted searching for lost or misplaced inventory.

“If you take a wrench, you see the shadow board and know exactly where to put it back,” says Chuck Eacock, territory sales manager for Vidmar.

A heavy-duty lock and difficult-to-duplicate key system helps secure valuable or hazardous items for a safer workplace.

“The Vidmar key system is unique. They are internal cut, making it very difficult to duplicate,” Eacock says. “We also offer a multitude of combinations, and master keying is available as well.”

Cabinets can be stacked or wall mounted for extra space savings and are available in 18 sizes, ranging from 30 inches wide and 17 inches tall to 60 inches wide and 44 inches tall, helping consolidate stored items into the smallest possible footprint. Adjustable shelves can be added with a tilting option to further reduce clutter, keeping work areas clean and organized.

Storing tools next to machines in use rather than in multiple storage areas also help reduce wasted steps, while 13 standard cabinet colors (custom colors available) provide a visual clue for quick access, helping reduce wasted motion.

“It’s a pretty simple product, and effective,” Eacock says. 800/523-9462; www.stanleyvidmar.com.


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