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 I think that being in the Kaizen project and working together as a team effort has made a huge difference in the meal parts and the disc area and I can say that I was glad to be a part of it to make our area a more neat and productive area to work in. Roxanne Newlin Things were slowly neglected from the time this plant was new. Being an employee for a few years, I feel the changes to the interior of this plant will promote a more efficient, safe and healthier working environment for present and future workers. A lot of hard work and team work has really paid off for the Kaizen project. I think the disc and metal parts area looks a lot better. Hats off to management and the whole Kaizen project. Sharon Holsinger