Sustaining (Step 5 of 5) Step by Step Guide to 5s

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Sustaining meaningful change is one of the most difficult tasks that exists.  There are volumes upon volumes that have been written about effecting and sustaining organizational change.  When speaking about 5s, the Japanese word that “Sustain” is transliterated from is Continue reading

Standardize (Step 4 of 5) Step by Step Guide to 5s

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The fourth “S” of the 5s system is Standardize.  This is where people typically go off track and lose the momentum they have been creating with their success in the previous three stages because they hear the words “standard work.”  Continue reading

Top Reasons You Should Establish a 5S Program

When most business leaders hear about 5S, they believe that it is just a fancy housekeeping initiative. An audit or methodical examination of the 5S process reveals that it is far more powerful than simple housekeeping. Below are some of Continue reading