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.
    Arrange items in a way that they are easily visible and accessible.
    Clean everything and find ways to keep it clean. Make cleaning a part of your everyday work.
    Create rules by which the first 3 S's are maintained.
    Keep 5S activities from unraveling

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For More Information about 5s Contact:

Tai Boos; 334.844.3890; atac@auburn.edu