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Lean Tool


5S is a system to reduce waste and optimize productivity through maintaining an orderly workplace and using visual cues to achieve more consistent operational results. 5S Stands For:

  • Sort: Remove all unnecessary materials and equipment
  • Set-In-Order: Make it obvious where things belong
  • Shine: Clean everything
  • Standardize: Establish policies and procedures to ensure 5S, including monitoring
  • Sustain: Training, daily activities

Use When

  • Reducing physical and/or electronic clutter in a workspace
  • Organizing a workspace
  • Identifying a place for everything and maintaining everything in its place
  • Improving safety in the workplace
  • Optimizing an inventory management process

Implementing 5S at Office Desk


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