5S method and energy saving

Saving on energy costs? This is how the 5S method helps!

Waarom de 5S-methode voor energiebesparing? Veel industrieën worden hard geraakt door de extreem hoge energieprijzen. De oplopende kosten voor onder meer gas en elektriciteit, maar ook grondstoffen zoals olie en staal, zorgen binnen de gehele supply-chain voor enorme kostenstijgingen. 

Om de toenemende kostenposten waar mogelijk te beperken, zoeken bedrijven massaal naar manieren op te besparen op energiekosten.  Werkt de 5S-methode voor energiebesparing? De 5S-methode kan ondernemers wel degelijk helpen bij het verminderen van stroom- en gasverbruik en het verlagen van de torenhoge rekeningen.


5S-methode voor energiebesparing na een grondige analyse van bestaande processen

Industrial organisations, but also companies in the transport, production and food sector, are forced to take a critical look at their own working environment due to the sky-high costs for gas and energy. Significant cost savings can be achieved in various areas by analyzing and optimizing existing business processes.

The implementing 5S method helps companies reduce costs by working more efficiently. In this blog we give practical examples of how and in what way the 5S method helps companies reduce operating costs in challenging times.

Voorkom verspilling door efficiënter werken met de 5S-methode

By optimizing business processes and implementing the 5S method, companies can reduce the waste of space, materials, time and consumption of gas and energy. The basis of these savings is working more efficiently and effectively. The 5S method creates a clean, safe and well-organized working environment, in which the consumption of gas and electricity is reduced and waste is reduced where possible.

Ontdek de oplossingen van de 5S-methode voor energiebesparing

Reporting energy waste

5S signals energy waste. Think of air leaks, which cause compressors to start unnecessarily, or other energy-consuming waste, such as outdated lighting installations or machines and equipment. Significant cost savings are quickly achieved by signaling disruptions and smartly designing the working environment.

Creating space savings

The 5S method contributes to the efficient design and use of (work) space. Applying the method maximizes the use of available space. This means that less space is required for day-to-day activities, which offers the possibility, for example, to combine existing warehouses. This reduces the heating requirement and it is even possible to opt for renting out surplus business facilities. In this way, organizations are set up more cost-efficiently.

Increasing productivity

One of the main benefits of implementing the 5S method is to increase productivity. By optimizing (daily) processes and the way of working, companies are able to do more work and grow with the same number of employees. A great advantage, especially in today's labor market: hiring new employees - which ultimately costs 'energy' - is not or less necessary.

By increasing productivity with existing (work) resources, the costs per product are also reduced. Less gas and/or electricity is also needed during the production process.

Organized internal transport

Organizing a working environment using the 5S method also includes a safe and practical 'traffic plan' for internal transport. Transport and movements are optimized on the basis of a detailed analysis of the workplace and working environment, so that fewer distances have to be covered and the consumption of gas and electricity by internal means of transport is reduced.

Less overtime

By performing work more effectively with 5S, overtime is not or less often necessary. Overtime means that the building, workshop and warehouse have to be heated and lit for longer. In some cases it is even possible, in combination with process improvements, to reduce an (evening) shift, so that the heating or machines can be switched off earlier.

5S toepassen binnen uw bedrijf

Are you convinced of the added value of the 5S method for your business processes? Or are you curious how 5S can help you realize cost savings in challenging times? 5S Company is happy to help you work more safely and (cost) efficiently.

A 5S implementation starts with a Gemba-walk. The 'round of the workplace' is a first step towards mapping out the day-to-day business. The Gemba walk is an in-depth introduction and analysis of the working environment, looking at existing processes, tools, safety and consumption. The purpose of the round is to map processes and waste in the workplace and to determine the potential for improvement. Based on the analysis, an effective 5S roll-out developed.

The Gemba Walk: 

  • Identifies waste of materials, space and time
  • Detects unnecessary transport movements 
  • Provides broad insight into energy consumption of operational areas
  • Provides advice in replacing existing (outdated) machines and equipment
  • Contributes to reducing standby consumption
  • Reduces waste and loss by improving maintenance and operations
  • Minimizes wasted time and maximizes workplace organization 
  • Provides solutions for reducing changeover time, reducing the number of operating hours required to meet production targets

Is the light already on? 5S generates energy!

Do you want to get started effectively with lowering your gas and energy bill and at the same time invest in working more efficiently, effectively and safely? Please feel free to contact the 5S specialists of 5S Company.

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