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.
Boeing is cutting the fat. Metaphorically that is. The world's largest aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space, and security systems has developed a Toyota-style lean production methodology, Business Insider reports.
5S was developed in Japan and stands for the Japanese words seiri (tidiness), seiton (orderliness), seiso (cleanliness), seiketsu (standardization), and shitsuke (discipline). It is a systematic approach for improvement 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.