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Workshop Organization

How can you get your workshop cleaned and organized?

5S is a tool of Lean Manufacturing. Lean Manufacturing is a business practice that is characterized by the pursuit of continuous improvement and the elimination of waste. 5S focuses on basic principles to develop visual control of workplace organization and cleanliness which helps assure sustainability. It helps assure that the right tools and fixtures are available to perform the work.

The term 5S is derived from five Japanese words that describe the basic principles. These Japanese words all start with the letter "S".

Another way to express 5S is the following:

Here's each of the 5S's in more detail:

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