Beyond 5S — Maximize Your Results

All too often I read about the benefits of 5S in the workplace. In fact I do author training packages and books on the 5S’s. As the President of a publishing business and an author I believe it is necessary for me to discover the underlying meanings of different subject matter in order to provide value in the value stream. I recently tasked myself to discover the underlying “simple truth of 5S”. People talk about such things as getting a return on investment for the activities of 5S and others proclaim that 5S needs to be done before the “real work” starts, and after it ends. All this discussion led me to re-discover 5S and I think I have some enlightening observations.

As I read some of the articles and original documents on 5S th