To Be Lean, You Have To Be Clean
Anyone familiar with lean manufacturing is familiar with the methodology’s 5-S approach. Seiri (tidiness), seiton (orderliness), seiso (cleanliness), seiketsu (standardization) and shitsuke (sustaining) are the five components that lie at the heart of the Toyota Production System. They are all important, but let’s focus on cleanliness. This article provides some tips that will help you keep your plant machinery clean, lean and reliable.