Fortunately, the 5S framework is a set up steps you go through so starting with 5S means beginning with the first S! The first step is Seiri, a Japanese term that translates to Sort. During this step you will be going through the workspace and ridding the space of unnecessary tools and materials. This step is all about being ruthless! If something isn’t used often or is just taking up space, move it either to a red tag holding area or throw it out.
What is your best advice for someone just starting 5S? Was it difficult for you facility to jump right in or was a relief to purge the space of unnecessary items? Let us know!