Creating Your Own Mission Statement
Let’s take a look at sample mission statements for 5S in the following areas; product or project:
Sort of conjoined with manufacturing, if you have a widget that is different than any other widget out there, that’s your vision, but how will you sell it? Now you need a mission. Say your new widget is a machine that helps people set timers in their entire homes so they can skip small tasks upon waking such as watering the garden, making the coffee, feeding the dog or recording their favorite TV show.
You already know you have a fantastic machine that will save time but how will you sell that idea? Consider this mission statement: “To aid people everywhere in streamlining morning tasks through 5S automation with a goal to get them out the door with a touch of a button." That’s certainly enticing and by utilizing the 5S Methodology to build your widget machine, you can keep costs reasonable and efficiency high.
Say your boss sends you to the “land of nowhere," the messy storage room, and your job is to clean and organize it. Well, here your boss claimed the vision, but what mission will you use to complete the project? First you might take a look at your organization and what it does and needs from that storage room. “To create an interactive storage space where inventory and supplies are available on demand through a 5S process that is constantly maintained." Wow, your boss would be proud of that sample mission statement for a 5S project.
By utilizing the 5 steps in 5S, Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain, your project will be complete in no time and integrated through the usage of the 5S Methodology.