5S for Operators: 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace

  • 1h 15m
  • Productivity Press Development Team
  • CRC Press
  • 1996

The five pillars of the visual workplace; sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain are the most fundamental and often overlooked aspects in continuous improvement initiatives. Together, these concepts form the framework of the 5S System, a set of principles whose simplicity often betrays its powerful impact on the workplace. So much of the 5S System seems like common sense, that it is astonishing how often such seemingly simple practices are absent in manufacturing operations. That is why Productivity Press is proud to bring you 5S for Operators: 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace--a hands-on book that explains the principles, rationale and implementation details of the 5S System. Easy-to-read and apply, each section of the text is loaded with questions, outlines, summaries, diagrams and illustrations. Most importantly, 5S for Operators provides the foundational knowledge that is essential for implementing not just the 5S System, but overall manufacturing improvements like shorter equipment changeovers, just-in-time inventory, total quality management and total productive maintenance.

In this Book

  • 5S for Operators—5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace
  • Getting Started
  • Introduction and Overview
  • The First Pillar: Sort
  • The Second Pillar: Set in Order
  • The Third Pillar: Shine
  • The Fourth Pillar: Standardize
  • The Fifth Pillar: Sustain
  • Reflections and Conclusions


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