Lean Tools – 5S


Lean Tools – 5S Implementation – Complete Course

This time I decided to launch a course on a lean tool, actually this is first tool used in lean implementation and name of this tool is 5S, it’s the foundation stone of Lean Implementation.

5S was developed in Japan to improve workplace efficiency, it is highly effective yet simple way to organize workplace and working practices, it is a methodology which is ingrained in daily work routine and the way work is carried out in the facility.

Aim of this tool is to improve workplace efficiency by eliminating waste and in lean waste word is used in elaborate terms (to be precise waste in lean is of 7 types such as Transport, inventory, motion, waiting, over-processing, overproduction and defects) and this waste is removed using the core principles of creating and maintaining visual order, organization and cleanliness and standardization.

5S is implemented using 5 steps which are

  • Sort
  • Set in Order
  • Shine
  • Standardize
  • Sustain


Source: http://jsixsigma.com/ArticleDetail.aspx?article=5

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Nidhi Gupta
An educationist by qualification, with over 17 years of experience in the field of teaching and operational excellence, she is the co-founder of the AskOpexGuru.com. With an objective to bring in a cultural change in the society and to get more by doing less, she co-founded this blog AskOpexGuru.com - A conclave of operational excellence professionals, so that the learning of operational excellence professionals can reach to the masses.