The 5S structure implemented was: 1) Sort; 2) Set Locations and Limits; 3) Shine and Sweep; 4) Standardise; 5) Sustain. The analogy used to explain 5S was one of a comparison between a garden shed and a supermarket where one knows how the messy the shed or garage are at home - there is a bag of nails in there somewhere, but where? When it can't be found another is bought and is added to the chaos and the same thing happens next time one is wanted. To measure how well the system worked the housek...

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9.6.5 Manage workplace cleanliness, health & safety
14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
5.5.2 Manage inventories

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