5S Utilities

5S is a very useful Lean concept. 5S tool is originated in Japan. This is very useful for organizing the workplace. 5S consists of 5 steps which are sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardise, and Sustain. In Japanese these are know as Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, Shitsuke. 5S helps in

  • Improved safety
  • Higher equipment availability
  • Lower defect rates
  • Reduced costs
  • Increased production agility and flexibility
  • Improved employee morale
  • Better asset utilization
  • Enhanced enterprise image to customers, suppliers, employees, and management.

5S utilities consist of items that are required for implementing the 5S concept in any workplace. These items are storage boxes, boards, hooks, Racks, Labels, Tags, Posters, Foam Sheets, etc. These things help in arranging the workplace in an efficient system.