Books by Oskar Olofsson

Book Details
Title: Succeeding with 5S
Author: Oskar Olofsson
Paperback: 110 pages
Publisher: WCM Consulting AB (May 20, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-9163740084

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Everyone wants order, but no one wants to clean up someone else’s mess…

Succeeding with 5S is a detailed step-by-step guide for when you need to work together to improve your workplace and simultaneously build a foundation for future improvement and Lean work.

This book answers questions like:

  • How do you plan your work?
  • How do you get all of the staff interested?
  • Are there any traps and what form do they take?
  • How will the manager’s role change?
  • How can you visualize the work?

5S can be used everywhere that relies on cooperation in shared workplaces. This book gives examples from production, the service industry, and administrative processes through case studies from companies like Trioplast, Holmen and Aditro.

Succeeding with 5S is meant for the people who are leading, supporting or participating in the work. 


Book Details
Title: Succeeding with Standardized Work
Author: Oskar Olofsson
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: WCM Consulting AB (December 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-9163906541

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Introducing Standardized Work means to involve all personnel in developing and improving local work instructions and standards. Following agreed-on procedures will enhance quality, safety, and efficiency.

The key to succeeding is to place ownership of standards at the right level, without the micromanaging that is often associated with standardization.

We need to build the methodology on local agreements about how to perform the work; a well thought out on-the-job training and a daily dialogue between the Manager and Staff about how the work should develop.

The book also describes how managers’ work hours can be planned to ensure that we do the most important things first and in a correct manner – standardized work for leaders.

The book answers questions like:

  • How do we write useful work instructions?
  • How do we train our staff in the best way?
  • How do we get an efficient improvement on ongoing work?
  • What do we do when there are deviations?
  • How do we perform follow-ups by way of coaching?

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