One very powerful tool of Lean Organization is 5S:
– Seiri = sort
– Siton = set in order
– Seiso = cleaning
– Seiketsu = standardize
– Shitsuke = sustain / self discipline
In Inoxveneta 5S have been using since many years ago. It is considered a very basic pillar of any Lean approach.
The more critical S are the last two: standardize and sustain. Of course, sustain in the long run!
From the point of view of sustainibility it is helpful to have periodic audit to keep the situation under control, also as self assessment.
5S was first developed by Japan Management Association.