What the 5S are
1. Seiri 整理 - means Sort
2. Seiton 整頓 - means Systematize or Being tidy
3. Seisou 清掃 - means Sweep or Cleaning
4. Seiketsu 清潔 - means Sanitize or Cleanliness
5. Shitsuke しつけ - means Self discipline
The 5S process is a simple, but a real powerful method for developing a systematic approach leading to better productivity, quality and safeness at the workplace. It can be said the 5S process is the fundamental to obtain the certificate of ISO 19011 management, and Japanese business consultants often assist companies to trans employees to learn the 5S process at the first step in training, implemented not only in the workplace in Japan, but also those in other countries, especially in Asia.