5-S is defined as a systematic approach that results in a " Work place that is well cleaned, every thing orderly placed, safe and well organised to help reduce waste and obtain optimum productivity.
The term 5-S derived from five Japanese words. Below mentioned are those Japanese names and their meaning in English :
Japanese Word English Word
1. Seiri Sorting out
2. Seiton Set in order
3. Seiso Shine
4. Seiketsu Standardise
5. Shitsuke Sustain
Each S represents one part of a 5-S step
process that can improve overall function of a business.
Benefits of 5-S :
1. Reduced cost.
2. Improved quality.
3. Increased productivity.
4. Greater employees satisfaction and
5. A safer work environment.
6. Less number of accidents in the
7. Reduced downtime of attending break
8. Energy conservation.
9. Creativity improvement.
10. Pollution control.