What is 5S?
BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS EDITORIAL STAFF
Do you know what 5S means? The 5S System is a lean manufacturing tool designed to improve productivity through organization, identification, maintenance and sustainability. 5S is comprised of five continuous improvement steps:
- Remove unnecessary items from the work area.
- Set in Order. Set things in proper place for quick retrieval and storage.
- Clean the workplace. Everyone should be a janitor.
- Assign tasks and create schedules so everyone knows their responsibilities.
- Make it a way of life. This means commitment towards a long-term goal.
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