Tool for productivity, quality, throughput, safety

September 2006
Management Services;Autumn2006, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p16
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the 5S system for improving workplace productivity, quality, throughput and safety. 5S is a system that originated in Japan that is now a common tool for improving workplace productivity. The Japanese Industrial Safety and Health Association found that companies that have implemented a 5S program have made significant impacts on the safety and productivity of their workforce. Impact on safety Implementing a 5S program will improve safety and reduce the risk profile of a work area, but it does not focus on safety directly.


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