We blogged previously about the important role a new industrial floor plays in a 5S initiative. But, how do you effectively manage a major floor renovation, while keeping your sanity, during your 5S project?
A 5S project encompasses a cultural change that involves a lot of work from a lot of people…and a lot of headaches. A floor renovation project is a physical change that can affect many facets of 5S, but it is just one piece of the overall puzzle. A true 5S initiative can be overwhelming to get off the ground.
Managing a project within a project?
When implementing a 5S initiative, a great deal of responsibility falls on a company’s facilities department. The chore of sorting equipment, organizing tools and resources, and stabilizing items to promote an efficient work place can certainly be a daunting task. If a major floor coating renovation is part of your overall 5S strategy, it can be difficult to manage yet another project.
Floor coating projects require more effort than one might expect. A typical floor coating renovation consists of the following phases:
There is hope for you
- Manufacturer’s Consultation
- Floor System Specification
- Labor & Materials Proposal
- Proposal Review
- Punch-list & Closeout
Managing all of these phases can put unnecessary strain on facilities personnel when implementing the 5S system. There is help out there. Turnkey service and material providers offer a “one-stop shop” for floor installation projects.
One such turnkey program is Protective Industrial Polymers’ SingleSource
. This program manages all aspects of a floor coating project, from initial consultation and floor system recommendation, through the scheduling and installation phases. This program even helps with operation and maintenance and post-installation support. Utilizing a turnkey solution can ensure consistency among your facilities, providing consistent construction materials combined with professional installation support and project management and consultative services. Best of all, it’s a single point of contact, a single contract, and a single invoice.
Want some help?
Working on a 5S initiative? To learn more about how a new floor can jumpstart 5S, check out our free article “Your Plant Floor Coating Can Stimulate Your Entire 5S Initiative”.
Latest posts by Sean Walsh (see all)