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  1. Provides a summary of the meaning, principles and practices of 5S for workplace organization and standardization.
  2. Serves as a supplementary tool for your 5S awareness or workshop session.
  3. Print the poster in A3/A4 size right out from your office copier machine.


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​5S good housekeeping and workplace organization is a set of basic management principles that are widely adopted in industries today. The cornerstone of 5S is that untidy, cluttered work areas are unproductive. 5S is a powerful improvement process that gets impressive results. In a nutshell, the five principles or pillars are defined as Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. Because these words begin with S, they are commonly referred to as 5S.

5S can be applied to make your workplace cleaner and safer and your job simpler and more satisfying. It is about how to create a workplace that is clearly organized, free of clutter, arranged so you can easily find things, and sparkling clean—a place where anyone would be proud to work. In addition, 5S principles form the core elements of Lean thinking and a visual workplace and are a fundamental platform for world-class manufacturing.

Specially designed for the audience on the shop floor, this 5S Poster depicts the meaning, principles and practices of an organized, standardized and productive workplace.

The 5S Poster is available in two distinct themes: a vibrant color scheme and a professional monochrome version. In both formats, the poster comes in a convenient PDF as well as an editable PPTX format, enabling effortless printing on A3/A4-sized paper from standard office copier machines. This versatile resource can be prominently displayed on employee workstations or distributed alongside 5S training materials.

Furthermore, the 5S Poster is an ideal supplement to Lean-related training presentations. It serves as a valuable takeaway, summarizing the core principles of 5S and reinforcing the key takeaways from your training.

The 5S Poster describes what is 5S, its benefits as well as the visual management tools. For the main contents, the 5S Poster describes each of the 'S', including the meaning, principles and practices:

1. Sort
Remove all items from the workplace that is not needed and keep what is needed.

•  Stratification management
•  Dealing with the causes

•  Distinguish between the necessary and unnecessary
•  Get rid of what you do not need
•  "When in doubt, move it out"

2. Set In Order
Arrange needed items so that they are easy to use, and label them so that they are easy to find and put away.

•  Functional storage
•  Search elimination

•  Arrange items in order for easy access
•  A place for everything
•  Everything in its place after use

3. Shine
Keep things clean and tidy; no trash or dirt in the workplace.

•  Cleaning as inspection
•  Degrees of cleanliness

•  Eliminate the sources of dirt and filth
•  Cleaning as a form of inspection
•  Clean everything, inside out
•  Define a shine check sheet

4. Standardize
Establish standards and guidelines to maintain a clean workplace.

•  5S standardization
•  Visual management

•  Establish standards and guidelines
•  Make standards and guidelines visual
•  Make standards so that abnormality becomes visible
•  Use visibility tools

5. Sustain
Make 5S a habit and teach others to adhere to established standards.

•  Habit formation
•  Disciplined workplace

•  Education and training
•  'Before' and 'after' photos
•  Daily 5S five-minute activities
•  Self-discipline

The 5S Poster features clear and concise visual aids that simplify the understanding of each principle, making it an effective tool for quick reference. The poster's design ensures that key concepts are easily grasped at a glance, promoting immediate implementation and adherence on the shop floor.

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Source: Best Practices in Visual Workplace PDF: 5S Poster PDF (PDF) Document, Operational Excellence Consulting

Crafted by a seasoned Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with a proven track record at industry leaders like Microsoft, IBM, and Panasonic, this poster is your pathway to achieving Operational Excellence through Lean Methodologies.
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Operational Excellence Consulting, founded in 2009 by Allan Ung, draws from extensive experience at Microsoft, IBM, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). With over three decades of expertise in strategy deployment, customer experience design, and operational excellence, our mission is clear: empowering global individuals and organizations through Design Thinking and Lean Methodologies. [read more]

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