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5S is a technique developed in Japan for the manufacturing industry as a way of increasing efficiency through the elimination of waste. The 5Ss refer to five Japanese words, each starting with ´s´, that indicate each of 5 steps in the process. Here a team of five animated characters demonstrate how this discipline can be applied in the services industry through the use of an animated tutorial and an interactive exercise in familiar scenarios.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: July 17, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 17, 2012
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Keywords: lean, services, Seiketsu, lean operations, Seiri, 5S, Seiton, operations, Seiso, Shitsuke


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain


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