These five words are developed by Japanese which helps in quality and
productivity improvement. They have
proved that the first step towards
quality improvement is work space
SEIRI (Proper Arrangement): It means unnecessary items should not be
kept in a workplace because they
occupy space and create confusion.
SEITON (Orderliness): It means everything should be placed at
proper place. It will save the time
of worker in searching the thing.
SEISO (Clean Up): It means that the work place and machine should be
clean. Machine should be checked for
SEIKETSU (Cleanliness): It means that the work area should be clean
and there should be no dust, chips,
oil spots and burrs. There should be
a neat and clean working area to
keep a healthy environment.
SHITSUKE (Discipline): It means that there should be discipline.
Workers should follow the guidelines
and safety precautions during work.