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
5S steps are:
1 - Corresponding action Seiri (Sort) Distinguish between necessary and
unnecessary items. Remove the latter.
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.
4 - Seiketsu (Standardize) Maintain and
monitor adherence to the first three Ss.
5 - Shitsuke (Sustain) Follow the rule to keep the workplace 5S-right. Hold the
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
-Reduced machine breakdown and well maintained equipment
-Minimized defect free products
-Materials and consumable wastage reduced
-Productivity of organization improves with the quality
5 S Impact:
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
21 May 2018