5S Store October 2019



So, is it worth the hype? That will depend on how well you discern the seller’s reviews and quality of work promoted on their page. If anything seems off, utilize Fiverr’s resources and reach out to the seller with any questions or concerns before making your hiring decision.

Fiverr is known as the go-to online marketplace for a variety of freelance materials and services. But there’s a big question on many entrepreneurs’ minds: Is it worth the hype?

PROS Buying a service from one of the many freelancers on the platform is quick and easy. You can create an account and complete the checkout process with your preferred mode of payment in a matter of minutes. You can also compare prices of different freelancers to ensure you’re getting the most out of every dollar you spend. If you want to find out more about a seller before using them, you can also look up the rating and feedback score of whoever you’re interested in. Additionally, each freelancer’s contact information is provided, so you can ask them questions before making a purchase. Do you have very particular marketing needs? No problem! A variety of sellers on Fiverr provide niche products and services. You can find someone to design a classic business card and create a clever jingle for your company’s radio advertisement. Fiverr has it all.

and testimonials, which can lead to unsatisfactory transactions and plenty of headaches. While many sellers offer a money-back satisfaction guarantee, that doesn’t negate the loss of time and effort on your end. The quality of work can vary, too. While many sellers have samples of their work on their profile, it’s not always the quality you receive. Fiverr offers services for as little as $5, depending on the seller, so you really do get what you pay for. Keep in mind that anyone can be a seller on the site. You’re not guaranteed professional service nor the ability to get the product or service you need in a timely manner.

CONS The primary thing to watch for is fake reviews


O ne of the most important aspects of implementing any 5S initiative is getting off on the right footing. By doing

DETERMINE YOUR ULTIMATE GOAL What do you want your space to look like after you complete your 5S initiative? Do you want it to be so clean it would pass a food safety inspection, or is function at the top of your list? Is this a long-term strategy or a short-term solution? The goal may be directed by leadership or through a brainstorming session with the whole team. Either way, determine the goals of the initiative and convey them clearly so you can get your team onboard. Remember, no matter your goal, 5S never ends. Sustenance is always in motion, and you can revisit a phase if it isn’t flowing as well as it should. When it’s working as intended, 5S should continuously make workflows easier, safer, and more efficient.

some thoughtful planning for how you’ll roll out the initiative, you can set your team up for 5S success.


hours each day so the team can work on implementing the initiative. APPOINT YOUR 5S TEAM For each initiative, you’ll need a team consisting of a project leader, a 5S champion, and each member of the team that is involved with the area you’re tackling. Your project leader should have a thorough understanding of 5S. Your 5S champion is typically a person responsible for the area who will provide guidance and be in the trenches with the team.

As tempting as it is to tackle

everything at once, giving the warehouse a top-to-bottom overhaul is almost guaranteed to fail. 5S initiatives are most effective in designated spaces around 1,000 square feet in size in which a set of processes begin and end. You want all of the necessary work to be completed in a given time frame. This can be done by either closing down the designated area for a few days or setting aside a few


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