Improving productivity, efficiency, and workflow can be as simple as investing in a little organization. A clean and well-organized workplace allows workers to easily find what they need, ensuring a smooth production flow. However, a messy and disorganized workplace may be costing the company valuable resources – tools are more likely to go missing, clutter results in tripping hazards, and unplanned stoppages are a frequent occurrence.

Workplace organization is all about aligning the facility space with operational processes, which also sets a facility up for a Lean manufacturing system. In this kind of flow, production processes are set up in step-by-step order with corresponding equipment and tools arranged nearby. Organizing the work floor this way eliminates excess movement while a clean work environment will boost morale and encourage employees.

In this section we will discuss many facets of an organized workplace, including:

  • 5S: As a Lean manufacturing strategy originating from Japan, 5S is an organizational framework emphasizing efficiency and value through the elimination of waste.
  • Tool Organization: Messy toolboxes and cluttered workbenches are common areas of waste in a facility, but with some simple organizational tools can save both time and money.
  • Visual Management: A place for everything and everything in its place – visual cues like floor tape and industrial labels can take any organization strategy to the next level.
  • Continuous Improvement: Organization is something a facility can always improve upon and efforts should be reviewed periodically or when new items come in.

Creative Safety Supply is dedicated to providing the resources managers need to create an organized workplace. Below we have gathered our expert resources on all things organization and efficiency. Whether you need to organize a single work cell or a whole manufacturing facility, we can help.

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Organized Workplace Articles

5S Lean Training

5S Lean Training

If you’re new to the concept of 5S, you’ve probably feel confused. This article aims at providing clarity and setting you on the path toward understanding 5S and Lean.

Tool Storage Ideas

Tool Storage Ideas

Lean manufacturing emphasizes organization, but it can be difficult figuring out just how to get started. This article lays out some common and effective ways of getting organized quickly.

ANSI TIA 606-B Cable Labeling Standards

ANSI TIA 606-B Cable Labeling Standards

ANSI TIA 606-B Cable Labeling Standards are a unified labeling method for the wires used in computer systems. These standards help businesses record data and keep their IT environments organized. Get to know these standards; they’ll help your business run more efficiently.

Lean Healthcare

Lean Healthcare

Implementing lean healthcare in the medical field will lead to improvement in overall performance and patient satisfaction.

Floor Marking For 5S

Floor Marking For 5S

Inexpensive yet endlessly practical floor markings can drastically simplify your 5S efforts, while saving you time and money. Learn more in our latest article.

5S System

5S System

A 5S system is an effective way to manage workplace organization in almost any environment. Check out how it can lead to success in your workplace.

Creating a Visual Workplace

Creating a Visual Workplace

Creating a visual workplace can help improve efficiency and reduce workplace injuries. Check out these tips for creating a visual workplace.

Warehouse Management

Warehouse Management

Proper warehouse management can dramatically improve both efficiency and safety. This article covers everything you need to know.

Learning and Implementing the Lean Process

Learning and Implementing the Lean Process

Learning the basics about the lean process is essential when implementing continuous improvement changes. We have broken down the lean process so its easy to understand.

Introduction to Process Mapping

Introduction to Process Mapping

Process Mapping is used in many types of businesses to help companies streamline their production, increase profitability, reduce waste, and much more.

Focusing on Continuous Improvement in the Workplace

Focusing on Continuous Improvement in the Workplace

Facilities that focus on continuous improvement become more competitive over time and can maintain their advantages in their industry, but only if the improvement efforts are done correctly.

How to Implement 5S in an Organization

How to Implement 5S in an Organization

It takes significant effort to implement a proper 5S program, but following the right steps will drive success and help the process go smoothly.

5 Lean Manufacturing Tools that Work

5 Lean Manufacturing Tools that Work

These five lean manufacturing tools are essential for making your lean journey a success.

Lean Supplies

Lean Supplies

Learn what supplies and tools you can use to make Lean manufacturing efforts successful.

OSHA Floor Marking

OSHA Floor Marking

Find out what OSHA has to say about marking your facility's floors.

Cable Management

Cable Management

Properly marking wires can improve organization, facilitate faster maintenance, increase safety, and more.

5S Study and Research

5S Study and Research

One of the most comprehensive pages you will find on 5S.

19 Tool Foam Hacks and Tips for Your Tool Drawers

19 Tool Foam Hacks and Tips for Your Tool Drawers

Use these tool foam organizer tips and hacks get your workspace in order and simplify your life.


Organized Workplace Blog Posts

Organized Workplace Infographics

5S is the Foundation of any Lean Program

5S is the Foundation of any Lean Program

Text From Infographic 5S is the Foundation of any Lean Program WHAT IS 5S? The 5S methodology is a systematic approach to workplace… 

Organized Workplace Podcasts

Slips, trips and falls. Who would think they cause 15 percent of on-the-job deaths? Hear about prevention and OSHA’s proposed… 

Owners and managers—the bosses—don’t often like change. Try “continuous improvement” to improve safety and efficiency. Start with no budget, in… 

It’s easy to forget how dangerous tools can be. They’re around every worksite, in constant use. But tool safety is… 

Lean safety is the result of implementing “lean” methodology. Lean makes businesses less wasteful, more efficient and more profitable. An… 

Hazard labels give critical information. Labels are the glue that hold the whole safety system together. From manufacturing to office settings,… 

This is a surprise! OSHA does NOT have requirements for safety color coding in the workplace. But ANSI does. The… 

This is the story of tragedy that could have been avoided with better safety housekeeping. Here, we detail a fatal… 

Increase efficiency by red-tagging items you don’t need immediately. Store them or get rid of them. Red tagging is part of… 

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