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SORT: Dispositioning Items

Dispositioning Items

Ideas for using 5S Tags and dispositioning items during the Sort phase

No 5S Tag

  • Used at least once every two days.
  • Do not remove the item from its place of use.

5S Tag, Type A

  • Used about once a week.
  • Remove it from the direct work area but store it close to the work area.

5S Tag, Type B

  • Used once a month.
  • Store it somewhere accessible in the facility.

5S Tag, Type C

  • Used once a year or less frequently.
  • Consider storing it outside or moving it off-site.

5S Tag, Type D

  • No longer needed.
  • Remove: sell, return, donate, or discard.