5S Example: 5S Framework

The best way to understand 5S is to look at some examples of 5S and start drawing your own. You can now modify the 5S example below using Visual Paradigm's online 5S tool.

What is 5S?

5S was originally a Japanese method. It represents Japanese words that describe the steps of a workplace organization process. English equivalent words are: Sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain.

The 5S methodology helps a workplace remove items that are no longer needed (sort), organize items to optimize efficiency and flow (set in order), clean the area to make problem identification easier (shine), apply color coding to stay consistent with other areas (standardize) and develop behaviors that keep the workplace organized (sustain).

How to create a 5S?

Have you ever wondered how to draw 5S with a diagram tool like Visio but with more great diagramming features? VP Online Diagrams is the answer.

  1. Create a blank 5S.
  2. Replace the text in the template to fit your need. You can add additional shapes into the diagram as well.
  3. When you are done, save it (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your diagram into an image (PNG, SVG, JPG, PDF and more) and share it with your co-workers.

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