Roughly translated from the Japanese terms that form the basic tenets of the 5S manufacturing optimization model, we have: Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.
These 5 S’s are the primary pillars of a workplace efficiency philosophy that sets a foundation for the implementation of a true six sigma or lean program within a manufacturing facility, warehouse, factory, or even an office. It is a concept that promotes employee involvement and productivity by utilizing organizational and strategic measures in order to improve quality while attempting to reduce all unnecessary time and manufacturing wastes.
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If the implementation of a 5S program is in your company’s near-future, we have more in-depth instructional guides, as well as educational online courses, professionally-produced training videos, books, and even PowerPoint presentations for purchase.
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