- Dec 22, 2006
The Steps of 5S5S was created in Japan, and the original “S” terms were in Japanese, so English translations for each of the five steps may vary. The basic ideas and the connections between them are easy to understand, though.
|Step Name||Japanese term||Explanation|
|1. Sort||Seiri (tidiness)||Remove unnecessary items from each area|
|2. Set In Order||Seiton (orderliness)||Organize and identify storage for efficient use|
|3. Shine||Seiso (cleanliness)||Clean and inspect each area regularly|
|4. Standardize||Seiketsu (standardization)||Incorporate 5S into standard operating procedures|
|5. Sustain||Shitsuke (discipline)||Assign responsibility, track progress, and continue the cycle|
Sorry @Mike Johnson ......had to look it up.
I'd say I'm pretty good at #2.......the rest are mediocre to non-existent!