This is an excellent short video interview describing the vast benefits of 5s and the Visual Workplace.

  • 5s and  Visual Management can be a great selling tool.
  • Touring a neat, clean, and orderly environment gives a high level of comfort that the people within that organization know what is going on even if the persons touring do not fully comprehend all the intricacies of the operation.
  • 5s in the early stages is a transformative process, one that establishes the leadership modeling required to manage and maintain standard work.  It is fundamentally the starting spot because it is the simplest of all processes.
  • We certainly can’t expect to manage more complex process if we have a hard time putting a broom back where it belongs when done with it.

Loosely paraphrased comments from;   Joe Murli