5S – Seiton (Straighten)

2021-09-14T10:13:58-04:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Straighten (Seiton) is the second step of the 5S process. After we have eliminated unneeded items for the workplace, we must determine where the remaining items belong. Straightening is all about arranging items in a way that maximizes efficiency. Thus, we should put the things we need the most, in a designated, close, and clearly labeled place. A common misconception is that straighten simply means to neatly arrange items, such as in orderly rows. But this couldn't be further from the truth...