The 5s philosophy #1: Sort


Originally posted on The Lean Department:

Sort is focused on making working life easier by removing obstacles to a smoothly operating working environment. Where unnecessary items are present in the system, processes are slowed because staff have to filter through them, creating waste in terms of time, and thus reducing efficiency and effectiveness.

[Obvious] case in point: if you have an unordered set of worksheets in a folder, then it will take you time to get to the one you want. This is unnecessary. Think like the Shaker movement thought…

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