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What is 5S & 6S?
5S and 6S is a workplace safety, organization, and cleanliness methodology originally adopted for use in manufacturing environments, then expanded throughout multiple industries to aid in supporting differing workplace management systems. The 5S methodology is based on a cycle of continuous improvement and flow of steps that address comprehensive reorganization.
5S is designed to be a visual program where tools, material and inventory are all correctly identified and placed for optimum use and efficiency. 5S also helps to improve safety, quality, equipment life, employee morale, and more by reducing or eliminating wasted activities like searching for tools or parts, dealing with lost product, processing WIP, or underutilizing people.5S is often used as a first step in the Lean transformation. Without experience, it is sometimes easier to attain major improvements with a 5S event than trying to tackle a complete Kaizen event.
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