Managers who do not accept responsibility for maintaining the 5 S’s are not entitled to complain if their workers feel the same way.
Be as conventional as possible in your dress, manner, and lifestyle so you can reserve your creativity for your work.
—Honoré de Balzac
5S is a methodology that helps ensure a productive workplace environment. It was developed by Hiroyuki Hirano, who concluded that a large number of organizations embarking on Just in Time (JIT) fail to realize its potential in the absence of workplace discipline and a clutter-free environment. 5S supports Toyota Production System (TPS) and the principles of lean. It helps reduce non-value-added ...