To achieve operational excellence, corporate organisations are increasingly following the 5S management techniques. The techniques focus on effective workplace organisation and reducing waste while improving quality and safety.
The idea behind 5S is that cleanliness, neatness, discipline and standardisation in the workplace are the prerequisites for delivering high-quality products and services, with little or no waste and with high productivity. Implementing the 5S management techniques at work thus leads to less waste, better quality and faster lead times. This in turn makes an organisation more profitable and competitive in the market.
Implementing 5S techniques in the workplace is important because it can result in getting the work done more efficiently and effectively.