Five S or 5S is adopted as a house-keeping system for most of the manufacturings or offices. It is a system set-up by Japanese to manage an organization’s workplace. 5S is a workplace organization method that uses a list of five Japanese words: seiri, seiton, seisō, seiketsu, and shitsuke.

There are five pillars of 5S which in English:

  1. Sort
  2. Set in order
  3. Shine
  4. Standardize
  5. Sustain


Benefits to be derived from implementing a lean 5S program include:

Improved safety
Higher equipment availability
Lower defect rates and waste
Reduced costs
Increased production agility and flexibility
Improved employee morale
Better asset utilization
Enhanced enterprise image to customers, suppliers, employees, and management

Let us do and implement the 5S.

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