5S Process Improvement
5S and Lean Manufacturing is a workplace organization method that uses a list Five (5) Japanese words: seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke. These have been translated as “Sort”, “Set In Order”, “Shine”, “Standardize” and “Sustain”. The term “5S (Five S)” was generalized in 1980’s in manufacturing sector in Japan, as Toyota Production System (TPS) became famous in the sector and “5S activities” were set as one of the bases of TPS.
5S is a philosophy and a way of organizing and managing the workspace and work flow with the intent to improve efficiency by eliminating waste, improving flow and reducing process unreasonableness.