NH State Police use Lean 5S Approach

Posted by Heather Barto on May 1st, 2018

5S at NH State Police

Before the 5S Model was applied. Wires everywhere. Created confusion and extra steps for finding a device.

After 5S was applied. Wires are neat and tidy.

The NH State Police (NHSP) have been immersed in Lean process improvement. The NH State Police has been very successful with Lean over the last several years. Colonel Wagner and Ms. Roberta Witham are the original State Police Lean Black Belts. Currently, the NHSP have additional staff that are in the process of completing the Lean Black Belt program through the NH Bureau of Education and Training.

Recently, the units were challenges to find a way to organize their work space, files, etc.  The 5S Model uses Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain as a method to organize and neaten up work areas.

Check out photos submitted of before and after the 5S approach.

Way to go NHSP!

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