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An introduction to 5 S
It is a participative programme

An introduction to 5 S
5 S is a systematic approach to good housekeeping

An introduction to 5 S
The concept of good housekeeping has been with Japanese for a very long time. At home and school, children are disciplined to adhere to good housekeeping

An introduction to 5 S
It was only in the early 1980s that good housekeeping became a pertinent issue in japanese industries, as companies realised its powerful contribution to productivity and quality improvement.

An introduction to 5 S
The basis for good housekeeping in Japanese companies is a concept popularly known as 5S. This stands for five good housekeeping concepts in Japanese.

Why 5 S is popular in Japan?

Workplace becomes clean and better organized, Shop floor and office operations becomes safer and easier. Results are visible. Employees are highly motivated.

What is 5 S 5S is a systematized approach to organized work areas, keep rules and standards, and maintain the discipline needed to do an excellent job.

Managements commitment Self sustaining Managements involvement

Supported By all Participation by all

5S of Good

Sort (Seiri) Systematized (Seiton) Sweep or Shine (Seiso) Sanitized (Seiketsu) Self-Discipline (Shitsuke)

- Is an action to identify and eliminate all unnecessary items from your workplace.

Eliminating obstacles to make work easy Eliminate the need to take care of unnecessary items Provide no chance of being disturbed with unnecessary items Prevent accumulation of unnecessary items

a. Apply Stratification Management/Sorting and Evaluation Criteria b. Use disposal tags or red tags

c. Designate storage area

d. Define disposal procedure e. Prepare Material list

Stratification Management/Sorting and Evaluation Criteria

things not used in the past year Low Use things used only once in the past 6-12 months things used only in the past 2-6 months things used more than once a month Things used once a week High Use things used everyday things used every hour Dispose Properly Store at a distance

Sorting Criteria

Average Use

Store in a central places

store near work site or carried by person

Systematized Practices
Place goods in wider frontage along passages Store goods for FIFO retrieval Label items and their location systematical Separate tools from common ones Put frequently used items nearer Only feet on the floor

Sweep policies
Do not wait things get dirty Clean your work place, including machines and equipment, tools and furniture regularly so that they do not have a chance to get dirty.

Sweep Procedures
Remove dusts and cobwebs from walls Paint walls and ceiling with bright colors Prepare cleaning schedules and assign a person responsibilities for equipment and maintenance of an area storage.

4. Sanitize is a condition where high standard of good housekeeping is

maintained so that there is no dust and rust anywhere.

Sanitize Practices
Color coding Fool-proofing Responsibility labels Wire management Inspection marks Prevention of dusts, dirt, noise and vibration I-can-do-it-blindfolded One-point-lessons Visual controls sign A technique to enable people to make the rules easy to follow. Use to differentiate normal and abnormal situations and act accordingly with the use of visual aids.

5. Self-discipline is a condition where all members

practice the 4Ss spontaneously and willingly as away of life

Self-Discipline Practices
CLAYGO Clean as you go Eat and smoke at designated areas Keep workplace always clean and tidy Wear clean uniform and shoes Follow safety rules Put things in their proper place after use. Work according to standards 30- second rule

Importance of 5S

Quality Productivity Safety Equipment Reliability

Benefits of 5S

Individual benefits of 5S

5S makes your workplace more pleasant 5S makes you work efficient 5S improves your safety 5S improves quality of your work and your products

Company Benefits of 5S

5S increases Production 5S improves Quality 5S reduces Costs 5S makes Delivery on time 5S improves Safety 5S improves Morale

Role of top management in 5 S implementation

Play the role of mentor Initiate the 5S programme Provide resources Appreciate the efforts

Role of middle and line management in 5 S implantation

Play the role of facilitator Take initiative in his area of work Train the people in 5S Give the feedback

Role of employees in 5 S implementation

Participate actively. Give suggestions. Respect the opinion of others. Be a good team player, and Maintain discipline

Thank you

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