- "Set in Order"
- "Sustain" (sometimes "Sustained Discipline")
"5S" or "Lean 5S" is a method to promote a safer, cleaner, and better-organized workplace - often a factory, but the 5S method can be applied to almost any work environment.
Elimination of MUDA (Waste)
All processes have three distinct subsets: Value added (VA), Non-value added (NVA) and Required Non-Value Added (RNVA).
Kaizen events help eliminate MUDA by identifying the NVA activities that aren't necessary in a process.
Visual Management System (VMS)
Visual control is a powerful and integral element of Kaizen. It links directly to the last two of the 5'S so that people know how information is communicated and what it means in sustaining the gains. Be creative, stay relevant and keep things simple.
It's all about telling you or others the status of something without the need for words, phone calls or complex instructions.