5S Solutions / Visual Workplace
5S is a key component of the lean manufacturing programs for constant process improvement. 5S promotes an organized, visual workplace where standardized procedures improve productivity, quality, safety and worker attitudes, which can increase profitability and eliminate waste. The 5S System is: • SORT - Clear out, clean up, and identify needs for the immediate work space; • SET IN ORDER - Organize items, designate storage locations, and define procedures for use; • SHINE - Clean and maintain the area’s appearance and establish preventative maintenance • STANDARDIZE - Set roles and responsibilities to ensure efficient process improvement; • SUSTAIN - Maintain and reinforce involvement in achieving goals. • Safety - The 6th ‘S': Safety is often referred to as the 6th ‘S’ because it is a primary concern in the workplace. Our full line of visual communication products can help you build your lean, visual workplace!