Posted by : Cebu Blogger Friday, May 4, 2007

The implementation of 5S has continually challenged any organization who aimed to build a vision of workplace transformation.

Although conceptually simple, the principle of 5S remained to be a salient ingredient if CITE wants to instill a culture of continuous improvement.

“Launch a 5S Campaign, hold a competition among departments and implement the program,” advises Exequiel Sarcauga, resource speaker on 5S Seminar-Workshop and Installation from Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) of the Department of Labor and Employment.

The seminar-workshop drew over 30 staff for two Saturday sessions (April 21&28). Seminar included lecture on 5S and simulations.

ABOUT 5S (butchered from

5S is part of the lean philosophy where any kind of waste is constantly removed from workplace. 5S is adopted from the same Japanese workplace improvement methodology.
SEIRI (Sort)
SEITON (Set in Order/Systematize)
SEISO (Sweep/Shine)
SEIKETSU (Standardize)
SHITSUKE (Sustain/Self-discipline)

Using this method, many improvements can be achieved in a workplace such as:
(1) Improved workflow
(2) Reduced use of floor space
(3) Lower safety incident/accident rate
(4) Reduced waste of material, labor overhead
(5) Better equipment reliability
(6) Overall better looking place

Writer: INCITE staffer
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