5 S and visual management
5S activities in the Toyota Production Systems are the first important steps for workplace organization and are to be implemented improving every work process finally in order to measure and reduce walking, waiting and searching.
Specifically 5S means:
Seiri – Sorting out not needed objects and parts
Seiton – Tidying up not needed objects and parts
Seiso – Cleaning the workplace
Seiketsu – Keeping the ordered, clean condition
Shitsuke – Keeping of discipline
The simultaneous reorganization of the work environment leads to improved quality increased productivity and safety as well as higher motivation of employees.