The 5S process is currently receiving a lot of attention and trust from many businesses. The environment is always a factor affecting work, mood, and productivity. Therefore, the emergence of 5S is considered as the most convenient, tidy, and scientific measure for businesses.


1. What is the 5S process ? 

The 5S process is known as a method used to manage, organize, and improve the work environment. It creates and maintains an organization where safety, cleanliness, and efficiency are paramount. This process puts organizations on track, avoiding productivity disruptions, delays, and unplanned downtime.

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Office follow the 5S process

The origin of 5S:

5S originated from the system of the Toyota company in Japan in the 1980s, during the 20th century. Soon after, 5S spread to many other countries such as Singapore, China, Poland, and by 1993, it was introduced to Vietnam at the Vikyno company. 5S has addressed many psychological issues, improved teamwork, and the work environment.

The objectives of 5S:

5S is a simple and cost-effective improvement method that is easy to implement. It is a highly effective method for mobilizing people and bringing many benefits. 5S focuses on the following main objectives:

  1. Building and improving awareness for everyone in the workplace.
  2. Fostering team spirit among employees.
  3. Through practical activities, developing the leadership role of officers and managers.
  4. Establishing a good foundation for the development of advanced techniques.

2. The content of the 5S process:

5S is derived from the abbreviation of five Japanese words:

  1. Seiri (整理) – Sort: Evaluate and categorize tools and materials. Remove unnecessary items and keep important items in the factory or work area.
  2. Seiton (整頓) – Set in order: Arrange and organize everything in a logical and orderly manner. Place items in designated locations for easy access. Prioritize visual clarity to facilitate identification, reduce search time.
  3. Seiso (清掃) – Shine: Maintain cleanliness in the workplace, including machinery and equipment. Reinforce awareness among employees to collectively contribute to creating an aesthetically pleasing work environment. Conduct regular inspections and reminders to employees.
  4. Seiketsu (清潔) – Standardize: Maintain and continuously improve workplace activities to achieve the highest efficiency. Use labels and color-coded markings to visually control the system.
  5. Shitsuke (躾) – Sustain: Educate the awareness and habits of all employees, strictly adhere to regulations. Regularly inspect workplace principles to establish a cultural foundation within the organization.

3. The benefits of the 5S process:

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5S is a widely popular process in Japan, known for its ability to reduce errors in work. The five benefits that this process brings us are:

  1. Ensuring the health of employees: A clean environment promotes better health, while tidiness reduces potential hazards in the workplace.
  2. Improved workflow: A tidy workspace saves time by minimizing the need to search for essential items.
  3. Fostering morale and work atmosphere.
  4. Enhanced quality of life.
  5. Increased work productivity.

4. Should businesses participate in the 5S process?

Most companies in Vietnam are currently implementing this process due to the relatively positive outcomes it brings to their work. So, what are the reasons to convince businesses to try this process?

  1. This model is suitable for all types of businesses or individual organizations. Whether it’s manufacturing, commerce, or services, all can apply it.
  2. The process is simple and does not require extensive skills or knowledge of complex terminology.
  3. A clean and orderly workplace provides comfort and enhances the landscape of the workplace, uplifting the business.
  4. 5S improves labor quality and brings breakthrough efficiency in work.

For the 5S process to proceed smoothly in a business, several factors need to be in place:

  1. Commitment and support from top leadership.
  2. Providing knowledge and steps for everyone to participate in the process.
  3. Creating an environment that encourages voluntary participation from all employees.
  4. Continuously operating the 5S process, never stopping, and constantly refreshing it.

5. ATT Viet Nam

Understanding the importance of 5S, ATT Vietnam is also one of the companies actively implementing the 5S process to enhance labor quality and the production environment.

ATT Vietnam is also a specialized agent providing high-quality and competitively priced plastic injection molding products. For more detailed information about the plastic injection molding process, please feel free to contact us for further consultation.

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