The 5S tool is used to reduce waste and optimize productivity through maintaining an orderly workplace. The term refers to five steps â€“ Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. They are also known as the 5 pillars of a visual workplace. 5S programs are implemented by small teams working together to get materials closer to operations, right at workersâ€™ fingertips and organized and labeled to facilitate operations with the smallest amount of wasted time and materials.
A place for everything, and everything in its place. That is the mantra of the 5S methodology. Watch this informative video and learn more!