To put things in order (or organize them)
according to a specific rule or principle.
To distinguish between necessary things
and unnecessary things, and getting rid
of what you do not need.
Seiri = Organization
At the beginning of each month,
put a red tag on every item.
During the month, remove the red
tag when item is used.
At the end of the month, decide
whether the item with the tag is
necessary or not.
Red tag movement
Establishing a neat layout so that you can
always get just as much of what you need
when you need it.
It is a way of eliminating
Seiton = Neatness
How long is your patience?
5 minutes? 2 minutes?? or 5 seconds???
When you ask someone to bring a
hammer, how long can you wait
without getting mad?
The Japan HR Association
30 Second Rule
1.Design an efficient layout.
Everything should have a name.
(A place for everything and everything in its place)
1. Stripes on files
2. First in, first out
3. Easy to read notices
Typical Seiton Activities
T. Sugiyama “The 5S Approach to Improvement” PHP, 1995
Pollution control operator
One-third (1/3) or one-fourth (1/4) of
the total investment amount is used
Cleanliness is a big business
1. Quick 5S drill
2. Sparkling clean campaign
3. Everybody is a janitor
Marugoto 5S Tenkai Daijiten, Nikkan-kogyo Shinbun, 1992
Typical Seiso Activities