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  • abbr. Sort, straighten, shine, standardize, sustain: a workplace discipline used to ensure reliable work practices and a clean working environment, now used in the West but originally from Japan.


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  • The assertion of 5S is that by assigning everything a location time is not wasted by looking for things.

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  • The linchpin of the productivity initiative at Wabi is a program called 5S - sort, straighten, sweep, standardize and sustain.

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  • Lean manufacturers around the world have implemented a methodology for workplace organization called 5S to help them eliminate waste, improve work flow and reduce downtime at their facilities.

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  • Tools such as 5S, Kanban, standard work and visual control, are favored by practitioners of Lean who are driven by the desire to remove waste and the principle of the continual search for the "better way" to add value for customers.


  • Extensive implementation experience of following techniques such as 5S, FMEA, Heijunka, -

  • Nearly every company on the lean journey has taken its first steps into the process by way of "5S", otherwise know as Workplace Organization. - Business News

  • Of studies, syntheses, synopses, summaries, and systems: the "5S" evolution of information services for evidence-based health care decisions

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  • "Of studies, syntheses, synopses, summaries, and systems: the" 5S "evolution of information services for evidence-based healthcare decisions".

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  • “What’s the OBSERVATIONAL or experimental evidence that ribosomes could jettison a structural unit such as 5S rRNA, without loss of function?”

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  • There is a deliberate attempt, missing, for example, in the comparable 2011 Honda Accord SE, to exceed customer expectations in the outfitting and overall presentation of the Nissan Altima 2.5S.

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