7.08.2008

Job Instruction Training - JBS examples for Software and 5S signs

Part of 5S thinking is making workplace standards visual, simple and easy to understand. An inhouse signmaker will not only allow you to make customized visuals quickly, but you get it done cost effectively. For a couple hundred dollars a month, you can make just about anything you need for your plant, from pipe markers to banners.

One problem with this equipment is that the software is proprietary and you have to be a little crafty and coordinated to make decent signage. So, the software has little tricks that are like Microsoft standards, but not exactly. A job breakdown sheet helps you train somebody in those little tricks.

When it comes to making a good sign - bubbles are the enemy! Putting over the key points to preventing unsightly bubbles in an otherwise perfect sign is not easy to do. Enter Job Instruction.

Follow the link to the newly updated Job Instruction page, where you will find new examples of Job Breakdown Sheets that are essential to success when practicing Job Instruction.

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At July 9, 2008 at 9:53 AM , Blogger Steve Hudgik said...

You make a good point. However, there is very easy-to-use software available, such as the Industrial Labeling Suite. There are even printers, such as the DuraLabel PRO 300, that let you use software you are already familiar with such as Microsoft Word or Excel, if you so choose. It makes creating labels and signs very easy.

In addition, if you are purchasing your labeling equipment and supplies from an experienced vendor they can provide advice on how to solve problems. For example, when making a large sign bubbles under the vinyl can be avoided by first spreading a thin film of soapy water on the surface. This allows the bubbles to easily be pushed out and a bubble-free sign to be created.

Also the selection of the proper materials for the job is important. For example, vinyl tapes are available with different types of adhesive for different applications. For example, the DuraLabel PRO 300 has tapes available that can be applied to irregular surfaces, oily/greasy surfaces, cold surfaces, dirty surfaces, and -- of course -- clean, dry surfaces. (www.duralabel.com)

The key, however, is designing the label or sign correctly in the first place. That seems to be one of the points you are getting at with Job Instruction Training. In many cases labels and signs must not only be designed to be readable and meet company requirements, they may also need meet OSHA, ANSI, ASME, IIAR or other code requirements.

 

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