Standardize, the fourth step in the 5S methodology

Standardize - 5S - example

Standardize is the fourth step in the 5S methodology. It relates to the standardization of the first three processes in the 5S system – Sort, Set in Order, and Shine. Here is a closer look at the Standardize distinction.

Set, the Second Step in the 5S Methodology:

Example of Set in order

Set, Set in Place, or Set in Order, is the second step in the 5S methodology. It relates to orderliness, sequence, and placement of objects in a logical position. Here is a deeper dive into this second 5S distinction.

Shine, the third step in the 5S methodology

Shine is a proactive step in the 5S methodology

Shine is the third, and often undervalued, step in the 5S methodology. It relates to cleanliness and the absence of unnecessary dirt and debris. Here is a look at how to implement the distinction in the workplace.

The Power of: Go See, Ask Why, Show Respect

go see ask why show respect on the shop floor

Why this lean management manta is important to TPC Automation By Simon Walker “Go See, Ask Why, Show Respect” is a fundamental mantra of practitioners of the lean management philosophy. At TPC Automation, we have built it into our culture and we’ll explain its benefits to our business shortly, but first some background on how the mantra came to be. … Read More