6 Seiri – sortEnsuring each item in a workplace is in its proper place or identified as unnecessary and removed.Sort items by frequency of useGet rid of unnecessary stuffBare essentials for the jobRed Tag systemCan tasks be simplified?Do we label items, and dispose of waste frequently?
8 Seiton – set in order Time spent looking for things, putting away Arrange materials and equipment so that they are easy to find and usePrepare and label storage areasUse paint, outlines, color-codedConsider ergonomics of reaching itemsFrequent, infrequent users“a place for everything and everything in its place”
11 My Favorite Guru When you think of something, put it on a list. Check your lists regularly.Don’t get sucked into distractions.Get rid of the clutter you don’t need.
12 Seiso – shineRepair, clean & shine work area (“Everyone is a janitor”)Important for safetyMaintenance problems such as oil leaks can identified before they cause problems.Schedule for cleaning, sweeping, wiping offCleaning inspection checklistsWorkspace always ready to workSee workspace through customers’ eyes
14 Starbucks clutterImage: Graham Garfield, Chicago-L.org
15 Seiketsu – standardize Formalize procedures and practices to create consistency and ensure all steps are performed correctly.Prevention steps for clutterOtherwise improvements from first 3 lostEveryone knows what they are responsible for doing, when and howVisual 5S – see status at a glanceSafe apparel, no wasted resources
16 Shitsuke – sustainKeep the processes going through training, communication, and organization structuresAllocate time for maintainingCreate awareness of improvementsManagement support for maintainingTraining, rewards
17 Visual Controls - Andon Inidcators for tools, parts, and production activitiesPlaced in plain sight of all workers so everyone can understand status of system at a glanceIf a machine goes down, or a part is defective or delayed, immediate action can be taken
23 Implementation Gradually – too fast unsustainable During slow time Importance of training, Management commitmentBefore & After photosChange of mentality, not campaigns and slogans. Old way no longer OKMBWA, Patrols