Some Essential Lean Tools

5S

What is 5S?

  • Sort (eliminate that which is not needed)

  • Set In Order (organize remaining items)

  • Shine (clean and inspect work area)

  • Standardize (write standards for above)

  • Sustain (regularly apply the standards)

How does 5S help?

Eliminates waste that results from a poorly organized work area (e.g. wasting time looking for a tool).