5S Example: 5S Lean Workspace

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 a Japanese organization method. The 5 'S' stands for: Sort (Seiri), Set in Order (Seiton), Shine (Seiso), Standardize (Seiketsu) and Sustain (Shitsuke). The 5S method represents a way of focusing and thinking in order to better organize and manage workspace. A focus is to eliminate the 8 Wastes as defined by the Lean Manufacturing system, and is widely used in Lean Manufacturing.

How to create a 5S?

5S can be easily created using a professional 5S software like Visual Paradigm Online:

  1. Create a new 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 finished, you can save the diagram (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your work into image (JPG, PNG, PDF, SVG, etc) and share it with your friends or co-workers.

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