Like many in our industry, Automation Plastics has been practicing the 5-S methodology for a number of years. In the past year, however, the organization has identified Safety and Spirit as foundational to the effectiveness of Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.
"Safety" is embodied in our Quality Policy’s focus on providing a “safe, rewarding place to work.” An organization that prioritizes Safety experiences dividends in terms of credibility, caring, compassion, and respect. These attributes of a world class organization are key to a culture of continuous improvement and the empowerment of people.
"Spirit" is all about engagement of people at all levels. Spirit is also about respect. Spirit, as characterized by enthusiasm, effort, and energy, becomes a reality in direct proportion to the corporate practice of transparency, trust, authenticity, and acknowledgment of the worth of the individual. Without Spirit, meaningful change is unsustainable.