Tuesday, March 19, 2013

5S in Progress

5S is the name of a workplace organization method that uses a list of five Japanese words, Seiri (Sort), Seiton (Set in order), Seiso (Shine), Seiketsu (Standardizing) and Shitsuke (Sustaining). It is not a new concept and has been around for many years now.

To comply with the 5S requirements in just 3 months period for beginner would be an uphill task.

Besides the workstation, the storage room is usually the most challenging place where files and stuffs were strewn almost everywhere and indirectly causing other hazards.

One of the key element during the 5S audit is to locate a random document below 30s. I guess that will be quite impossible in this file room.

The benefit of implementing 5S is quite obvious, where everything will be in order and the task of locating a particular file can be performed efficiently.

After seeing this mess, let's see how it can be fixed to create a more conducive working environment. A journey of a thousand mile begins with a step. Seiri and Seiton should be carried out first before taking it to another level. Hope to see some progress in  few more weeks to come.

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