The benefits of 5S
5S creates an organised, effective and safe environment.
5S helps remove and eliminate many types of waste. It clears the clutter that complicates work, restricts movement and access and impedes efficiency. It identifies hidden problems which, when visible, can be eliminated.
Implementing 5S creates a tone of enthusiasm, optimism and ownership among those involved. It gives each individual a part in improving their own workspace.
5S contributes to a safer working environment by eliminating many hazards associated with working around clutter, dirt and excessive materials.
5S provides a great image to portray to people from outside the organisation, especially customers. A really good environment demonstrates your company’s commitment to efficiency, quality, safety and self-discipline.
5S is the foundation for further workplace improvements. Both the uncluttered work environment and the disciplined routines are essential elements to establishing Lean practices.