SigmaWay Blog

SigmaWay Blog tries to aggregate original and third party content for the site users. It caters to articles on Process Improvement, Lean Six Sigma, Analytics, Market Intelligence, Training ,IT Services and industries which SigmaWay caters to

Implement 5S for efficient business outcomes

5S is a methodology used initially to organize workplaces to be more efficient and streamlined thereby consistently striving for more outputs, lower costs and less waste. So in essence, as this is what Continuous Improvement is mostly about, 5S is one of the commonly used Continuous Improvement tools. 5S is widely believed to have originated or least initially widely used in Japan and the term 5S is derived from 5 Japanese words- seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu and shitsuke which loosely translated into English stand for: sort, simplify, shine, standardize and sustain. The principle activities taking place at each of the stages are: Sort - All unnecessary items, parts, files, supplies are removed from the area

Simplify – (or Set in Order) – A place is created for everything and everything is stored in its place

Shine – (Sweep) – Clean up the area

Standardize – Apply the same standard throughout (to other similar areas)

Sustain – Maintain the new standard and avoid slipping back to old habits

To know about practical recommendations to make 5S a key part of the Continuous Improvement machinery, regardless of the type of business visit:

Rate this blog entry:
Big Data in good governance
Price War among the cloud providers

Related Posts



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Friday, 17 January 2020
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Sigma Connect

sigmaway forums


Raise a question

Access Now

sigmaway blogs


Blog on cutting edge topics

Read More

sigmaway events


Hangout with us

Learn More

sigmaway newsletter


Start your subscription

Signup Now

Sign up for our newsletter

Follow us