The Lean concept of identifying and eliminating waste through improved workplace organization.
A 5S approach provides you with the opportunity to rethink the layout of the work cell, whether front line production, storage or office.
To be successful in implementing 5S (Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize, Sustain), audits must be conducted and four simple rules followed:
- Everything HAS a place and everything IN its place.
- Nothing on the Floor, except Legs, Wheels, or Pallets.
- Clean to Inspect, Inspect to Detect, Detect to Correct, Correct to Perfect.
- When in doubt, throw it out.
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