5S - The 5-S Method 1 5-S Principle The 5-S Methodology is...

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So.Co.Ind. S.r.l. Via Corridoni, 11 - 20122 Milano Tel. 02 76.01.15.00 - Fax 02 76.01.13.92 - email: [email protected] C.F. e P.I. 13355520159 The 5-S Method 1. 5-S Principle The 5-S Methodology is coming from Japan, the 5-S is based of 5 Japanese words: Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, Shitsuke Seiri Sorting out : Clean out the work area, keeping what is necessary in the work area, relocating or discarding what is not Seiton Systematic arrangement / Set limits and Locations: Arrange needed items so they are easy to find, use and return (What do I need to do my job, Where should I locate this item, how many of this do I need) Seiso Shine and Sweep: Clean and care for equipment area Seiketsu Standardization: Make all work areas similar Shitsuke Self-Discipline / Sustain : Make these rules natural and instinctual 5-S is a methodology for organizing, cleaning, developing, and sustaining a productive work environment. The benefits of the 5-S implementation which are usually pointed out are : o Safety improvement o Quality Improvement and defects reduced o
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