5S is amongst the first and fundamental steps implemented by an enterprise towards the path of implementing Total Quality Management and continuous improvement at the operation level.
5S is a process designed to organize the workplace, keep it clean, maintain effective and standard conditions. It translates to good discipline and enables individuals to maintain good work environment
5S steps are:
Step 1 - Corresponding action Seiri (Sort) Distinguish between necessary and unnecessary items. Remove the latter.
Step 2 - Seiton (Set in order) Enforce the dictum ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’.
Step 3 - Seiso (Shine) Clean up the workplace and look for ways to keep it clean.
Step 4 - Seiketsu (Standardize) Maintain and monitor adherence to the first three Ss.
Step 5 - Shitsuke (Sustain) Follow the rule to keep the workplace 5S-right. Hold the gain.
Benefits of following 5 S:
-The workplace becomes cleaner, safer and well organized
-Floor space utilization is improved
-Workflow becomes smoother and systematic
-Takes less time to search for tools, materials and equipment
-Reduced machine breakdown and well maintained equipment
-Minimized defect free products
-Materials and consumable wastage reduced
-Productivity of organization improves with the quality of services
5 S Impact:
At Agile group , we follow 5 S and , it makes a pleasant workplace, helps increase in work efficiency , leads employees for a better quality of life, helps gain respect of others, it helps increase in customers , increase in income and profitability