Biotage Implement 5S & Visual Management

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Biotage offers solutions, knowledge and experience in the areas of analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, peptide synthesis, separation and purification. The customers include pharmaceutical and biotech companies, companies within the food industry and leading academic institutes. The company is headquartered in Uppsala and has offices in the US, UK, China and Japan. The companies aim is to accelerate the drug discovery and development process, and to increase knowledge by providing complete solutions for Medicinal and Analytical Chemistry and Process Development. The company aims to be market leading in each of its niche areas. to do this successfully they have asked maxim to help them start on the Lean implementation process, initially looking at applying 5S and Visual Management across it’s South Wales site.

The training will be of one days duration and will be run as a workshop, actually applying the techniques in their actual work areas, covering the following topics:

  • Objectives of Visual Management
  • The Evolution
  • Information Problems
  • What is a Visual Workplace?
  • Organisation
  • The 5S’s
  • Seiri – Sort out the mess and clutter
  • Red Tagging
  • Workplace Audit
  • Seiso – Select, a place for everything, everything in its place
  • Workplace Audit
  • Seiton – Shine and Spot problems
  • Workplace Audit
  • Seiketsu – Standardised method, applied by all
  • Workplace Audit
  • Shitsuki – Sustain, becomes a habit
  • Workplace Audit
  • CCAR Action Planning


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