5S METHOD: HOW TO APPLY THE MODEL

The 5S method is the model for workplace organization. This clear step-by-step plan for a tidy work environment increases productivity and efficiency on the shop floor, contributes to greater safety and less waste through overview, structure, peace and quiet and good agreements according to the 5S model.

This is done through the application of the 5 S's:

SORT
SHINE
SET IN ORDER
STANDARDIZE
SUSTAIN

5S Company specializes in the application and implementation of 5S. Discover how the 5S system contributes to better and safer work, increased profitability and higher employee satisfaction.

5S can be applied to any workplace, within any industry. Find out how 5S Company helps you work more safely, efficiently and profitably. A successful 5S implementation in three phases.

> EVERYTING ABOUT 5S IMPLEMENTATION

Get more insight and control over the results of your 5S deployment with the 5S App. The application supports you in securing 5S on the shop floor and easily conducting 5S audits.

> 5S-APP: IMPROVE RESULTS

Assess the 5S level of the shop floor with a 5S audit and verify that 5S has been effectively applied within the organization. Or request a 5S audit to determine the 5S level on your workplace.

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What is the 5S method? This is how you work better!

The 5S method is a Lean methodology that creates a clear standard on the shop floor that makes deviations immediately visible and prevents waste. On the basis of a clear step-by-step plan 5S Lean work of a tidy workplace and eliminating waste in the workplace. The 5S model has its origins in Japan. The 5 S's stand for Seriri (separate), Seiton (arrange), Seiso (clean), Seiketsu (standardize) and Shitsuke (Stimulate). 5S for workplace organization is applicable in any industry and for any type of business. Work more safely, enjoyably, productively and professionally? With the implementation of the 5S system within your organization create a safe, clean, well-organized and efficient work environment.

The meaning of 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 three S's of the 5S method, a new standard is determined. This new standard should be secured and visualized through standardization tools such as a one-point lesson, cleaning list and appointment list, among others.

5S WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION

A 5S organized workplace according to the 5S method is a safe, efficient and pleasant workplace. This work environment automatically helps prevent waste, such as waiting or searching for materials, tools or information. The 5S method also prevents unsafe situations and therefore accidents on the shop floor. In addition to the production benefits of 5S, it makes 5S workplace organization the work environment representative of customers. The value of the product produced is reflected in the production environment.

5S: A LEAN METHOD

Lean is a methodology that makes every effort to create value for the customer. 5S Lean is a method applied to create basic stability in the workplace. This basic stability is needed to further improve and add more value to the workplace. For your organization and for your customers or users. Stability within the 5S method 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

Are you interested in the possibilities and benefits of 5S for your workfloor? Request a Gemba walk.

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:

Discover what the 5S method can do for you

Would you like more information about the possibilities for applying the 5S model within your company? Or do you have questions about implementing 5S? Dennis is happy to tell you more about the benefits of the 5S method for your business. Contact us or request an immediate no-obligation quote for a 5S implementation.

Permanently improving quality and productivity in the workplace requires teamwork. The 5S training aims to guide employees in professionalizing the workplace with 5S.

> TRAINING ON THE JOB

Get more insight and control over the results of your 5S deployment with the 5S App. The application supports you in securing 5S on the shop floor and easily conducting 5S audits.

> 5S-APP: IMPROVE RESULTS

The initial introduction and analysis of the shop floor. During the Gemba Walk, processes and waste are accurately identified for effective rollout of the 5S method.

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