Implementing 5S Workplace Organization Methodology Programs In Manufacturing Facilities

5S in the workplace

Many manufacturing facilities have opted to follow the path towards a “5S” workplace organizational and housekeeping methodology as part of continuous improvement or lean manufacturing processes. The term refers to five pillars:

  • Sort: Remove all items not needed for current production operations
  • Set in Order: Arrange needed items so that they are easy to use
  • Shine: Keep everything, every day, swept and clean.
  • Standardize: Integrate Sort, Set in Order, and Shine into a unified whole.
  • Sustain: Make a habit of properly maintaining correct procedures.
The 5S system improves business operations by creating and maintaining a clean and structured work environment. Implementing a 5S methodology has a variety of benefits:
  • Reducing part retrieval times and errors
  • Improving safety
  • Lowering manufacturing costs
  • Enabling quicker, more efficient production
LISTA storage solutions can help businesses implement the 5S system by maximizing the available space and improving the overall organization of their facilities. 
Read our 5S white paper to learn more about 5S and how LISTA storage solutions can help with your lean manufacturing initiative.

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