In this factory, to strengthen 5S sustainability, the 5S standard was located at the right place, close to the workstation.
The 5S Standard is a simple one-page combination of dot points to provide a simple explanation and a photo of “what good looks like”.
After the Team has transformed the area with the first 3Ss, the standard is created to ensure everybody outside the team understands what the “new state” looks like.
This helps maintain the new state and respects the valuable work the team has done in the transformation.
Not only does the 5S standard appear in the right place, but it is also present at the time (right time) that it’s needed the most to ensure everyone knows “what good looks like.”