Take care of your workplace, 5S, and Kaizen Week

Kaizen Week, or Kaizen period is development procedure known as “take care of your workplace, 5S” was applied. The principle goal is for everyone in the company to achieve a more efficient and pleasant workplace in short period of time.

The 5S development consists of sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain, working through each S in the order given.

For comparison purposes, photographs of the workplaces can be taken before the start and after completion of the project. The result should therefore be demonstrated in both written and photographic form.

5S in details

1. Sort

2. Set in order

3. Shine

4. Standardize

5. Sustain

Example of the implementation of 5S

An example of 5S for a tool cabinet is shown below.


Kaizen is a method to support a comfortable environment and standardize on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to maintain a high standard at the workplace. The ultimate goal is to instill a thinking of 5S as part of the daily work routine in every employee.

Through the application of 5S, everyone can be given the opportunity to substantially improve their own work situation. As a result, a certain amount of productivity improvement of anywhere can be achieved, and the workplaces can become more pleasant.

Reference: Maynard’s Industrial Engineering Handbook, chap 2.8