Following the first two steps of seiri (sort) and seiton (set in order), Akinori Hyodo puts seiketsu (sparkle) as the third S despite the fact that many literature on the topic around 5S usually list seiso (shine) as the third step in the 5S process. Hyodo Sensei explains the reason why and discusses the importance of safety element in the third S process.
Society nowadays puts too much emphasis on the importance of being excellent. But, many of us are under too much pressure and some choose to be “mediocre” while others may even feel uncomfortable with the idea of pursuing excellence altogether. When leaders find themselves dealing with this type of thinking in promoting lean within their organization, how should they approach lean buy-in across their organization?
After one goes through the first step of seiri (sort) in 5S, next comes the second step of seiton (set in order). In general, the second S is known as the process of organizing and arranging in order the necessary items kept from the first S process. Akinori Hyodo delves deeper into this concept of seiton and discusses that it is all about creating a visual workplace.