It is a method used not only to “housekeep” the workplace, but also to organize the workspace. It is based on the assumption that all the time devoted by employees to finding working tools, kits, devices, fixtures, etc. can be invested into productive activities.
The method has 5 primary rules that should be realised, repeated and improved all the time.
•1. SEIRI - 整理 = Sorting - Separating the needed from unneeded. Sorting all necessary things from unnecessary ones and eliminating unrequired items. Prioritising only essential items and storing elsewhere or removing from production area the other items. In the working area remain only items required to complete the job.
„Have by hand only what is used and needed!“
„ Everything must have its proper place!“
„Everything must be clean and well kept!“
„Systematic order and cleanliness nonstop!“
„Constant improvement and development!“
After successful implementation of 5S rules we can enjoy such results as:
Implementation of 5S rules is possible not only in production areas :)
A little bit of sorting
And after implementation :)