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Total Quality Management:                                                         Bookmark and Share
5-S
 
 

It is a Housekeeping System Developed by the Japanese. It helps in Creating a Better Working. It also improves the quality process. In order to achieve high levels of quality, safety, and productivity, workers must have a conducive working. 

5-S consists of

SEIRI – Organisation/Sort out

SEITON – Orderliness/Systemize

SEISO – The Cleaning/Shining

SEIKETSU – STANDARDIZE

SHITSUKE - Sustain/Discipline

 

SEIRI (ORGANISING)

          Decide what you need.

          Remove unnecessary clutter.

          All tools, gauges, materials, classified and then stored.

          Remove items which are broken, unusable or only occasionally used.

 

SEITON (ORDERLINESS)

          Once you have eliminated all the unneeded items, Now turn to the left over items and arrange them in order.

          Organize layout of tools and equipment

          Designated locations

          Use tapes and labels

          Ensure everything is available as it is needed and at the “point of use”

          Positions of aisles and storage places clearly marked.

          Tools classified and stored by frequency of use.

          Pallets stacked correctly.

          Safety equipment should be easily accessible.

          Floors should be in good condition.

 

SEISO (CLEANINESS/SHINE)

          Create a spotless workplace

          Identify and eliminate causes of dirt and grime – remove the need to clean

          Sweep, dust, polish and paint

          Divide areas into zones

          Define responsibilities for cleaning

          Tools and equipment must be owned by an individual

          Focus on removing the need to clean

 

SEIKETSU (STANDARDISATION)

          Generate a maintenance system for the first three

          Develop procedures, schedules, practices

          Continue to assess the use and disposal of items

          Regularly audit using checklists and measures of housekeeping

          Real challenge is to keep it clean

 

SHITSUKE (SUSTAIN / DISCIPLINE)

          Means inoculate courtesy & good habits

          Driving force behind all 5S

          Make it a way of life

          Part of health and safety

          Involve the whole workforce

          Develop and keep good habits

 

Advantages of 5-S:

          Items are easy to locate.

          This leads to higher workstation efficiency, a fundamental goal in mass production.

          A clean and tidy workplace leads to greater well being and increased motivation

          Company image improves

          Health and Safety is ensured

          Well maintained machines

          Produces good Quality

          Productivity increases.

          Lean Manufacturing

          Smooth working, no obstruction

          Time saving

          Quick retrieval

          Accidents & mistakes minimized

          Increases space

          Creates workplace ownership

 

Download pdf file of 5-S

 

 

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