5 S implementation methodology

Hough, Randy
June 2008
Management Services;Summer2008, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p44
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance and implementation of 5S, a system for reducing workplace waste and optimizing productivity. 5S stands for sort, straighten, sweep, standardize and sustain. Benefits of 5S include reductions in the amount of space needed for existing operations, organization of tools and materials into labelled and color-coded storage locations, and creation of kits to organize specific activities. 5S entails the identification and removal of all unnecessary items from the workplace, labeling of storage units, cleaning, standardization of best practices, and changing entrenched behaviors to define a new status quo.


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