What is 5S and how does it relate to lean manufacturing?
IndustryWeek defined 5S as, "5S is an acronym of sorts for five words that begin with the letter S: sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain."
Removing clutter in the sort phase can help you become leaner and more efficient. Then set everything in the perfect place for it to be used most efficiently. Make your spaces easy to keep clean and clutter free.
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These scenarios all are potential benefits of well-executed 5S, a workplace organization system that operational excellence consultant Todd Tommaney describes as one of the building blocks of lean.The standards help ensure that 5S becomes an essential part of daily work, Tommaney explained.Read More