5S Audit

The Tools of 5S

2 min read The framework of 5S guides you through five phases of organization. During 5S, you will use a number of strategies and tools to achieve a Lean workplace. Below we have gathered some of the most common tools companies use to aid their 5S efforts. Red tags: 5S red tags are typically used in the sorting step. It is not always clear if an item needs to stay or immediately removed, and red tags allows you to take time and consider the options while still holding you accountable. If it is unclear whether or not a tool, piece of equipment, or material is needed, simply attach a red tag to it and move the item to the red tag holding area. The red tag contains space to record pertinent information like the original location of the item, who tagged it, and […]