5S Methodology

The 5S Methodology

The 5S methodology stands for Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain. The framework emphasizes on the use of a specific mindset and tools to create efficiency and value. The object of 5S is to remove clutter, organize your facility, creating a more efficient, clean, working environment. 5S is not just a procedure we follow but a lifestyle at Rolled Metal Products.

5S, a place for everything and everything in its place.

We’ve asked a few questions to a couple of our employees about 5S, let’s see their responses:

Why is 5S important to you?
David: It is easier to find things.
Ryan: I can work more efficiently.

How does 5S help you?
David: It is so much easier to keep my tools in order and find things.
Ryan: I have found I am more effective at my job.

What does “sustain” mean to you?
David: Sustain to me means to keep it in order.
Ryan: Sustain to me means keep it going.

Is it difficult to sustain your 5S?
David: No, it’s become a habit.
Ryan: No, it’s very easy.


Source: Kaizen