What is 5S? The purpose of 5S is to establish a self-sustaining methodology to maintain clean organized work centers throughout the organization. 5S is a powerful, fundamental process that improves productivity, safety, morale, and respect from customers. It is a process for creating and maintaining an organized, clean high performance workplace.
What is 5S? Visual Management is a term used to describe organization of the workplace in such a fashion as to provide easy visible real time indicators as to the current status of the workplace. It is a critical element of 5S It is easy to understand, harder to apply, and difficult to sustain
A Standardized Approach to 5S Japanese English 1 SeiriSort - Clear out non-essentials 2 Seiton Set in Order – Configure workplace 3 Seiso Shine - Clean the environment 4 Seiketsu Standardize - Define the routines 5 Shitsuke Sustain - Comply to the Standard
Why 5S? It provides a basis for being a World Class competitor It is a foundation for a more systematic approach to the workplace It improves productivity and morale 5S is a visually-oriented, hands-on system!
What Are The Benefits of 5S? Clean, pleasant and safe work areas Makes abnormalities and problems visible, thus corrective action is rapid Less wasted time completing work More efficient work processes More effective work practices Better utilization of work spaces
What Are The Benefits of 5S? Improved employee morale “A place for everything and everything in its place” Safety considerations alone make 5S worth the time and effort!
Testimonies First I want to say that Kaizen was an experience. At the beginning, I was a little hesitant about cleaning. The auto-tubing machine was a wreck. There was so much red ink and grease on everything and the build up over the years was tremendous. Without the team, one person could not have done it alone. I feel better working in a more clean area. I always have taken pride in the quality of the work I put out. Now it makes me want to do even better. I’ll do my best to keep the work area clean. Mary Jenkins You have to work every day and it really makes you feel better when you work in a place that clean. Our area was really dirty, but now after the cleaning of Kaizen, it really looks great. It makes you feel good inside. It makes you want to work, knowing it is clean. It makes you appreciate your department. I can not wait to see how beautiful this place will be when the Kaizen is finished. I hope will it is all done, everyone will help keep it clean and neat Virginia Haines