Full Meaning Of 5S

The Full Meaning Of 5S is “Sort”, “Set In Order”, “Shine”, “Standardize” and “Sustain”.

5S is a workplace organization method that uses a list of five Japanese words: seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke; these have been translated as “Sort”, “Set In Order”, “Shine”, “Standardize” and “Sustain”.

In some quarters, 5S has become 6S, the sixth element being Safety.

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