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Principles of 5S and lean management which can benefit every manufacturer

Gtech has announced plans to create more than 100 jobs by shifting some of its manufacturing operations back to the UK - image courtesy of Depositphotos.
Posted on 16 Mar 2018 by Tim Brown
5S is an organisation system that prioritises efficiency and effectiveness within the work place. The principles of 5S originated from five Japanese words: 整理 (Seiri), 整頓 (Seiton), 清掃 (Seiso), 清潔 (Seiketsu), 躾 (Shitsuke), which have been translated into English roughly as ‘Sort’, ‘Set in Order’, ‘Shine’, ‘Standardize’, and ‘Sustain’.