There is no shortage of workplace organization and improvement methods available today, but few are better known and more proven than 5S. This system has been around as a formal system for decades and has been proven effective at improving virtually every aspect of nearly any business across all industries.
5S gets its name from the five Japanese words, Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, and Shitsuke, which translate in English to Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. Anyone who is looking for a way to cut waste, improve efficiency, and generally improve the way everything is done in the workplace will want to learn more about the 5S methodology.
The following are some of the most common questions about 5S, with answers, to help you get started: