Daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning routines have been instilled during the implementation of 5S and it continues to show. At this point, there is no expectation to clean from superiors or colleagues, it just happens. Everyone takes ownership of their own space and keeps it tidy and clean. Maintaining a tidy area permeated throughout the entire organization and now, every department contributes to keep the entire organization clean and shiny.
Step 2 in the 5S System is Set In Order or “Seiton,” which translates to “orderliness.” The purpose of this step is to organize the work area in a way where each item would be easy to find, use, and return. There is a place for everything, and everything in its place.
The first step in the 5S methodology is Sort or “Seiri,” which translates to “tidiness.” The purpose of this step is to identify all tools, furniture, materials, and equipment in a work area and determine which items stay or go.