5s (Manufacturing)


5s has been called the foundational tool of Lean, and with this event, you can radically eliminate non-value steps in your process. 5s is a (5) step process to determine ‘a place for everything, and everything in its place.’ We apply this methodology to man, machine, method, and materials. In addition, TGG applies 5s to PCs, office space, and desk arrangements.

5S Defined: The principle of waste elimination through workplace organization. Derived from the Japanese words seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke. In English the 5S are sort, store, shine, standardize, and sustain.

 Some employees spend 25, 50, and 75% of their workday searching

Application of 5s makes you and your team more productive

Three critical measures that are required for successful comprehension & sustainability of 5s are listed below. By the way, these checks can be done easily by a (12) year old.  Determine:

1. What belongs, what doesn’t belong – visually!
2. Who is responsible – for every square inch and methods to cascade responsibility
3. What countermeasures are in place when abnormalities occur

Our goal for your company implementing 5s is to create “A work environment that is: self-ordering, self-explaining, self-regulating, and self-improving” (Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth.)


2 days SCO
5 days RUN
2 days Evaluate

Typical Outcomes:

  • Creates a professional atmosphere in any workplace
  • Builds towards a full visual workplace environment
  • Saves space
  • Reduces time to find & setup for tasks
  • Allows immediate identification & exposure of abnormalities


Define your Problem Statement.

The first step towards breaking your organizational log jams is identifying and verbalizing the challenge you're facing. What are you trying to solve? This simple Problem Statement exercise can have profound implications for your team. It helps you define the issue and gives TGG some sense of where the soft spots could be in your Order to Cash process. We invite you to take a few moments to fill out this form. A TGG consultant will contact you shortly to discuss your Problem Statement and provide some insight on how we may be able to help.

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