5S METHOD: HOW TO APPLY THE MODEL

What is the 5S method? 5S is a LEAN methodology that creates clear standards on the workplace and working environments, so that deviations and abnormalities are immediately visible and waste can be prevented. This is done by applying the 5 S’s:

SORT
SHINE
SET IN ORDER
STANDARDIZE
SUSTAIN

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THE 5S MODEL

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1. SORT

1. SORT

Separate materials and items based on frequency of use. Materials that are not used or used infrequently are marked with a red label for review. This does not only apply for equipment and materials that are used, but also consider reviewing documents in a cabinet or digital folder.
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2. SHINE

2. SHINE

Thoroughly cleaning all materials, objects and surfaces for a clean, pleasant and viable working environment. In addition, organizing solutions to prevent contamination in the future and eliminating the source of contamination.

3. SET IN ORDER

3. SET IN ORDER

Arranging and ordering means giving the materials and objects a fixed place and organizing the workplace so that everyone can find everything quickly and easily. Ergonomics and hygiene are taken into account when looking for a suitable place for the relevant items.
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4. STANDARDIZE

4. STANDARDIZE

When going through the first 3 S's, a new standard is determined. This new standard should be secured and visualized by means of standardization tools such as a one-point lesson, cleaning list and appointment list.
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5S WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION

An organized workplace according to the 5S method is a safe, efficient and pleasant workplace. It automatically contributes to the prevention of waste, such as waiting or searching for materials, tools or information. It also prevents unsafe situations and working conditions and therefore reduces the risk of accidents. 

In addition to the production benefits of 5S, 5S makes the workplace a clear representative for customers. The value of the produced product is reflected in the production environment. Do you want to know more about our 5S implementation? We’re happy to tell you all there is to know about a successful implementation of the 5S method within your organization with 5S Company. 5S implementation?

5S: A LEAN METHOD

LEAN is a methodology that takes all necessary measures to create value for the customer. The 5S method is a LEAN methodology that is applied to create and secure basic stability in the workplace. The basic stability is essential and necessary for further improvement. Stability consists of:

  • Everything has a fixed place
  • Everything is clean
  • Instructions for use are visualized
  • The standard is set
  • No unsafe situations
  • Flow on the workfloor

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EMBRACING THE 5S SYSTEM

A properly utilized 5S Implementation in line with the 5S method establishes a 5S system that’s not only present on the workfloor, but also is in the DNA of employees. To maintain 5S, the involvement of all employees and management is very important. Companies where 5S Company regularly supported already have or had a 5S system in place on the workfloor, but failed to adequately involve employees in the 5S method and approach. Optimizing the 5S system can be realized by:

 

SUCCESSFUL 5S EXAMPLES IN PRACTICE

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