The aim of this report is to explain the concepts of 5S, waste elimination, and Visual Management in Lean Manufacturing. The report also gives examples of 5S applications and discusses issues in waste such as burden and unevenness from a True Lean perspective. The resultant impact of applying the concepts above to ensure the stability of systems and processes and the ability to perform work ‘normally’ is also discussed.
5S is a system that aims to optimize productivity and reduce waste by “cleaning up” and maintaining an orderly workplace. There exist various schemas for representing 5S activities but for Continue reading...