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A systematic approach to workplace safety and efficiency is helpful on multiple levels. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that there are so many different management approaches out there that seek to achieve these goals.
The 5s system, which is part of the lean manufacturing movement, is one of the most well-known of these management systems. here’s what you need to understand about 5S and how it works.
The 5S System originated in Japan after the Second World War, specifically from the country’s automotive industry. Japanese carmakers wanted to find ways to revolutionize their efficiency while also providing better overall safety to their employees, and the result was the original 5S system, which stood for five Japanese-language concepts. However, these concepts are more often known by their English-language counterparts:
Under the 5S system, safety and efficiency are two goals that must be met at all times. This approach aids in companies remaining productive while also meeting their responsibilities to keep their workforce safe while on the job. A clean, uncluttered, and organized workspace, one that has standardized documentation and that’s monitored carefully for issues, is as safe and efficient as possible.
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