“Many nurseries deploying Lean to make their processes less wasteful have found that organizing work spaces is a crucial part of their approach,” wrote Bill Goloski in the May, 2019 edition of Digger magazine.

“To do this, they are deploying a Lean methodology called “5S.” The letters stand for 1) sort, 2) set in order, 3) shine, 4) standardize and 5) sustain.”

“5S is about creating a culture of respect,” Elizabeth Peters, Lean consultant with The Peters Company, said. “When we have a clean, safe, orderly and visual workplace, we have improved employee morale, less searching for what’s needed, and better productivity.”

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