Efficiency & Order the Japanese Way!
I think anyone who knows me will tell you I am a pretty orderly person. My wife may even go further. The first thing I did when I moved into my first house was make a shadow board for frequently used household tools, and then mounted it on the under-stair cupboard door. It’s now on a cupboard door in the utility room of our home.
Some time ago, I wrote, in another place, about the Japanese methodology of 5S. I then pretty much forgot about it until, last week, it returned to my consciousness. I was working with a team of people in a big high tech manufacturing business, and someone in the room used the term. I realised it was time to refresh my memory… and yours too, while I am at it.
Another Improvement Technique
Just like Six Sigma (which we covered extensively in March), 5S is an…
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