The 5S tool is used to reduce waste and optimize productivity through maintaining an orderly workplace. The term refers to five steps – 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 workers’ 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!