Become a master of 5S. One of the most popular Lean Manufacturing tools, 5S, improves workplace efficiency through facility organization. Use our guides, articles, webinars, products, and supplies to achieve greater organization, standardization, and efficiency.
A few years ago my rent increased dramatically, and I had to find a new place and move while I was working a lot of hours. I picked a place hastily and unpacked quickly, so I didn’t put together an efficient system.
5S was developed in Japan and stands for the Japanese words seiri (tidiness), seiton (orderliness), seiso (cleanliness), seiketsu (standardization), and shitsuke (discipline). 5S is a basic, fundamental, systematic approach for productivity, quality and safety improvement in all types of business.
5S is one of the most cost-effective lean techniques available, and it is foundational to all other lean techniques. That makes 5S the perfect starting point for bringing the benefits of lean to your workplace.