20keys awards

The 20 Keys benchmarking system provides the basis from which organisations determine their current status and progress. 

Four classes of awards indicate superior progress, viz., Excellence, Bronze, Silver and Gold. These awards are given to companies by the PPORF Development Institute Inc., Japan.

The awards are awarded to companies. However, within companies there are always those individual workplaces that lead the way and deserve to be celebrated and recognized. For this reason, the 20 Keys also certifies excellent workplaces with Model Workplace Certificates.

The 20 Keys recognition structure is shown and explained below.

Achieving the 4s Level 3 workplace certificate

CRITERIA FOR A 4S LEVEL 3 WORKPLACE

1. Over 70 points on the Key 1 check sheet .

2. Some desks/worktables are certified model desks or worktables (one or more per workplace) .

3. Over 10% single minute changeover or single minute information retrieval .

4. Some stores are complete (at least one per workplace) .

Achieving the 4s Level 3.5 workplace certificate

CRITERIA FOR A 4S LEVEL 3.5 WORKPLACE

5. Over 85 points on the Key 1 checksheet .

6. All desks/worktables and machines are certified as model desk, worktables or machines .

7. Over 55% single minute changeover or single minute information retrieval .

8. Stores are complete with control boards to prevent the waste of over-production .

4s Level 3

Workplace

Achieving the 4s Level 4 workplace certificate

CRITERIA FOR A 4S LEVEL 4 WORKPLACE

9. Over 100 points on the Key 1 checksheet .

10. All desks/worktables and machines are certified as model desk, worktables or machines .

11. Over 100% single minute changeover or single minute information retrieval .

12. Stores are complete with control boards to prevent the waste of over-production .

 

International Excellence Award

Criteria

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The total benchmarking score on all Keys must be 55 or more.

 

Keys 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 15 must be at level 3 or more. Others must be at level 2,5 or more.

All workplaces must be certified as a “4S Level 3 Workplace” including offices. There should be no hidden areas / rooms.

 

 

Defect rate must be less than half the rate at the start of implementation of the 20 Keys.

 

 

Productivity must be 150% since the start of the 20 Keys.

 

 

Work-in-process must have been reduced by 25%.

 

At least four multi-level meetings must have been held .

 

The company must be profitable .

 

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