by Lt. Col. Mike Mormon
906 Air Refueling Squadron, Director of Operations
4/1/2015 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- As
warmer temperatures bring signs of spring and new growth, you can bring
new life and improved efficiency to your work center with the Air Force
Smart Operations 5S tool. More than a one-time spring clean, this tool
helps us target clutter and waste, increase efficiency, and sustain a
culture of lean operations. The 5 S's stand for sort, straighten, shine,
standardize and sustain.
Headquarters Air Mobility Command Airmen are embarking on a 5S journey
from April 6 to May 8, 2015. Designated POCs within each directorate
will use 5S tools to target excess inventory, non-standard processes,
Specially trained Lean Green Belt individuals are working with AMC's
office of Air Force Smart Operations to lead process improvements during
this seventh annual 5S focus effort. The goal is to ultimately create a
paradigm shift toward a lean culture and inspire innovation throughout
the entire year.
In addition to process improvements, a virtual flea market has been
established on Milbook at:
https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/scott-afb-supply-cycl. Scott Air
Force Base military members and civilian employees can use this site to
request or post non-accountable office supplies and furniture available
for official use.
The 375th Air Mobility Wing is providing an electronic recycling and
paper shredding service April 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone with
access to the base may use the trucks.
Although this year's 5S event is concentrated on the AMC staff, every
organization feels the stress of fiscal constraints. Challenge yourself
and others in your organization to participate in 5S and see how you too
can "Attain Success with 5S!"