Auburn Technical Assistance Center - Home Page Auburn University
Raymond J. Harbert College of Business

5s: A place for everything, everything in its place

The 5s (or Five s) system is based on the concept of "a place for everything and everything in its place." It is a visual control system that places the tools and equipment needed by the operator or administrative employee at the location where they are needed -- the Point of Use.

5s is a system of waste reduction based on the concepts of:

  • SORT
    Eliminate everything not required for the current work, keeping only the bare essentials.
  • SET IN ORDER
    Arrange items in a way that they are easily visible and accessible.
  • SHINE
    Clean everything and find ways to keep it clean. Make cleaning a part of your everyday work.
  • STANDARDIZE
    Create rules by which the first 3 S's are maintained.
  • SUSTAIN
    Keep 5S activities from unraveling

Video: 5s Course Description
Find more videos like this on Auburn Works

 


For More Information about 5s Contact:

Jason Williams; 334.844.3885; atac@auburn.edu