The 5S Pocket Guide

  • 20m
  • Jim Peterson, Roland Smith
  • CRC Press
  • 1998

This pocket guide is designed to enhance awareness of the principles behind the 5S system and identify the impact the 5S's have on improving efficiency and promoting a safe working environment.

In a condensed version, the pocket guide outlines a disciplined methodology for implementing 5S.

The book is organized around a six-step method:

  • Planning a course of action
  • Educating the work group
  • Evaluating the work area
  • Initiating the 5S's
  • Measuring the results
  • Maintaining 5S activities

The benefits of the 5S system are numerous and include: reduced cycle time, increased floor space, reduced lead times, reduced training cycles, lowered accident rate, enhanced communication, and reduced inventory.

In this Book

  • Introducing the 5S's
  • Beginning 5S Implementation
  • Initiate the 5S's
  • Continuous Improvement of the 5S Process