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WESST Farmington Training5S: Workplace Organization “Everything In Its Place”

Manufacturing

5S is a workplace organization method used in industrial manufacturing around the world. Pioneered by Toyota Motor Company, the 5S method applies standard housekeeping practices in the workplace through the five principles of Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.

These products aid in organizing a workspace for efficiency, effectiveness, and safety by identifying and storing the items used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the new order. 

The 5S philosophy is “a place for everything and everything in its place. 5S, or any lean system, helps businesses to eliminate waste, wasted inventory, wasted time, streamline production, and optimize efficiencies.

This training is offered by Denise Williams MonaghanInnovation Director of Northwest New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).