What would happen to the 5S’s without Sustain (discipline)? The possibilities are endless, but here are a few that come to mind:

These 5S related problems and others are likely to occur in a workplace that lacks ‘discipline’.

So, how do we maintain 5S, we must demonstrate ‘discipline’ or ‘sustain’. It means to make a habit of properly maintaining correct procedures over time. When you see something out of place, correct it. When you have an assignment complete it and have it in on time. When you see an area that needs a 5S event, have it.

When we all decide that we are really wanting to work in a safe environment, that is clean, well organized, efficient, and fun we use all the tools of 5S. So lets make TDC a ‘world class’ company by demonstrating ‘discipline’.

Thank You,

Your 5S Development Team

Source-TDC Newscast Newsletter March 2002