5S As An Integral Part of Six Sigma

Based on the Japanese words Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu and Shitsuke, the 5S philosophy focuses on effective workplace organization and standardized work procedures. 5S simplifies your work environment, reduces waste and non-value activity while improving quality efficiency and safety.

Properly scaled and applied, 5S will have a measurable impact on organizational performance in:

  • Improved quality
  • Increase in available workspace
  • Improved employee morale
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Increased bottom line

Drawing from real life case studies and practical advice, this white paper will explain 5S, how it is implemented and how it pays off in easy-to-follow terms. It answers the following questions: What is 5S? How is 5S Implemented? How Does 5S Pay Off? What are the 5S Implementation Phases and Time Horizon? What is the Best Time Frame and Frequency for Auditing?