The age-old tool known as “5S,” born as a disciplined practice inherent to the lean manufacturing process known as the Toyota Production System, is the term given to five Japanese words that, taken together, provide a comprehensive pathway to simplicity in the workplace.
The five principles have been translated into five English words, all starting with S as well (to make them easier to remember). Dan Markovitz, founder of TimeBack Management and author of the book A Factory Of One, elaborates.
Authors: Dan Markovitz, Matthew E. May
Source: OPEN Forum (American Express)
Subject: Productivity / Work Tips