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Shining is to make problems obvious!

With clutter gone and the storage organized, the next step is to properly and thoroughly clean and paint equipment and work areas.  This step is critical as a way of sustaining the improvements begun in the Sort and Set phases.  Initial painting and cleaning require a blitz task outside working hours but then a daily routine should be established. The entire team should participate in cleaning but make sure that every team has adequate cleaning supplies and equipment; it should not be something for a special janitorial crews.

Shinning will provide a more comfortable and pleasant environment.

Shinning will keep a workplace safe and easy to work in.

Shinning will encourage good quality production.

Shinning will increase ownership of the organization’s goals and vision.

Shinning will prevent machinery and equipment deterioration.

Shinning will be use as inspection (Leaks, vibrations, breakages, and misalignments).

Shinning is to make problems obvious!

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