5smanufacturingA 5S program is part of, and the key component of establishing a Visual Workplace. A system of continual improvement - which is a component of lean manufacturing.

The 5S program is focusing on the establishment of visual order, organisation, cleanliness and standardisation. By introducing 5S we aim to achieve improved profitability, efficiency, service and safety for our employees.

The 5S principles are:

Sort
The first step in making things cleaned up and organised

Set In Order
Organise, identify and arrange everything in a work area

Shine
Regular cleaning and maintenance

Standardize
Make it easy to maintain - simplify and standardise

Sustain
Maintaining what has been accomplished

The implementation of 5S in Stauff will have the following advantages:

      Reduction of Inventory
      Less time used for searching e.g. spare parts and tools
      Reduction of accidents
      Improve working conditions
      Reduction of production stand still