What is 5S?

5S is a basic, fundamental, systematic approach to quality, productivity and safety improvement.  It is relevant to all businesses and focuses on:

  • Having visual order
  • Organisation
  • Cleanliness
  • Standardisation

The benefits of 5S are:

  • Improved visual communication
  • Improved safety
  • Improved productivity
  • Improved morale
  • Improved use of space
  • Reduced inventory and supply costs
  • Showcasing your work area
  • A higher quality of customer service

The results are improved:

  • Profitability
  • Efficiency
  • Service
  • Safety

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