Ірина Анатоліївна Шеховцова, О.В. Бузинник


The mantra of the 5S method is «A place for everything, and everything in its place». Why it is important or suggested to implement this method in manufacturing?  Many organizations have chosen to follow 5S workplace organizational and housekeeping methodology as part of lean manufacturing processes or continuous improvement. 5S is a system to reduce waste and optimize productivity through maintaining an orderly workplace and using visual cues to achieve more consistent operational results. Firstly, we will explain 5S steps – sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain – that are also sometimes known as the 5 pillars of a visual workplace. Secondly, we need to understand why it is important and what problems it can solve. In addition, we will explain a 3-step process of 5S implementation, including Value stream mapping (VSM) as a vital part of this process. In the end, we would like to point out main benefits of following 5S method in the company. The result is an improved manufacturing process and the lowest overall cost for goods produced.

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