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Take your 5S Audits to the next level

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5S is a system for organizing spaces so work can be performed efficiently, effectively, and safely. This system focuses on putting everything where it belongs and keeping the workplace clean, which makes it easier for people to do their jobs without wasting time or risking injury.

  1. Sort
  2. Set in order
  3. Shine
  4. Standardize
  5. Sustain
  6. …and Safety

  Why 5S? Reduce Waste

  • Baseline Standards
  • Defects
  • Waiting time
  • Extra motion
  • Excess inventory
  • Overproduction
  • Unnecessary transportation
  • Unutilized talents


Sort through all tools, equipment, furniture, etc. in an area and determine what should be kept and what should be removed. 

Best Practices:

  • Get people involved
  • Stick to the timeline
  • Less is more


 Set in order

Organize items and spaces in a logical, efficient and comfortable way for people to use. 

Best Practices: 

  • Consider all your employees 
  • Keep it simple
  • Clear and easy to adopt


Proactively clean work areas and perform maintenance on equipment on a regular basis. 

Best Practices: 

  • Plan ahead of time
  • Provide the right tools and space
  • Small steps



Create a standardized structure on how to
sustain 5S. 

Best Practices: 

  • Plan ahead of time
  • Provide the right tools and space
  • Small steps


Create a 5S mindset and culture by keeping
your 5S system running smoothly 

Best Practices: 

  • Keep communication open
  • Consider the change management process
  • Recognize progress


Operate workspaces minimizing safety risks, such as by making workstations more ergonomic or clearly labeling areas that are potentially hazardous. 

Best Practices: 

  • Act with consistency
  • Share achievements and learnings
  • Integrate in SOPs and trainings


VIDEO: Take your 5S Audits to the next level 

To learn more about Rever:

Rever Overview Video

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