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Figure 1-9

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Figure 1.9. Examples of 5S implementation. Is the before or the after environment capable of communicating more information?

BeforeAfter
Photograph showing 'before' view of organization for work area as an example of 5S implementation. The surface of the work area is cluttered.Photograph showing 'after' view of organization for work area as an example of 5S implementation. Things are laid out in a neat and organized fashion on the surface of the work area.
Photograph showing 'before' view of organization for work area as an example of 5S implementation. Carts are shoved into a corner, one behind another.Photograph showing 'after' view of organization for work area as an example of 5S implementation. Carts are neatly stowed away side by side.
Photograph showing 'before' view of organization for work area as an example of 5S implementation. A wall containing places to hang tools and instruments is cluttered, and a cart sitting against the wall is also disorganized.Photograph showing 'after' view of organization for work area as an example of 5S implementation. Tools and instruments are hung on the wall in a neat and organized fashion.

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Internet Citation: Figure 1-9: Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes -. May 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/mistakeproof/mistakefig1-9.html