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    What is 5S (lean system) and why are they used in business? Where did it originate?

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    5S is a lean manufacturing system that originated in Japan for the Toyota Production System. It is a way to ensure reliability, quality, and a clean working environment.

    The 5S within Lean are: Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.

    This method helps identify and eliminate waste within the workplace to ensure increase in ...

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    5S is used in manufacturing plants to improve quality and eliminate waste. There are many benefits and challenges so an organization should start small and ensure to involve all employees.

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