5S system is for organizing spaces so work can be performed efficiently, effectively, and safely. It focuses on putting everything where it belongs and keeping the workplace clean, which makes it easier for people to do their jobs without wasting time or risking injury.
History of 5S System
The history of 5S System seems to go back as far as the 16th Century and Venice shipbuilders. In an effort to streamline the assembly process, workers used quality process production to build ships in hours instead of days or weeks. It has spread and can be found within Total Productive Maintenance, the visual workplace, the Just-In-Time (JIT) process, and LEAN Manufacturing with the aim of improving processes for better production. The 5S System is not complex and straightforward to implement.
PHASES OF 5S SYSTEM?
There are five 5S System phases: Translated from Japanese:
- Sort: – Sort out what is needed and not needed.
- Straighten: – Structurize that is assign place and amount to needed items
- Shine:- Clean to inspect and maintain.
- Standardize:- Set standards, agreements and visualize.
- Sustain:- Secure for the future.
- 5s is a Japanese word, meaning is House Keeping.
- 5s is a basic technique to enhance the workplace appearance and give a pleasant work environment.
- 5s is a methodology for organizing cleaning, developing and sustaining a productive work environment.
5s Course Content
- Improvement in Talk time
- Reducing throughput time
- Reducing inventory by visual control
- Optimization or resources
- Identification of hazard, faulty item as well as item not needed or at different location
- Reducing paperwork by office 5s implementation
- Red tag, Yellow tag
- Visual control
- Service tag, compliance tag, Maintenance tag, cleaning tag
- Visual control to reduce operating errors
- Improve productivity by 1 mint 1s, 5 mint 5S.
- Reducing no value added work by using visual control
The 5s Training Methodology
- Participatory (Group Discussions, Games, Case Studies)
- Experiential (Film-based sessions, group activities)
- Cognitive (sessions using Psychology, Philosophy, Neuroscience & Popular Culture)