The 5S Approach to Waste Elimination for Lean Businesses


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The 5S method of process improvement was created to help _____

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1. Which of the following is NOT one of the steps of the 5S method?

2. The theory behind the 5S method is that the steps _____ one another as one progresses through the process.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 5S method of process improvement has helped businesses all over the world. This quiz and worksheet contains questions that will test your understanding of its steps, purposes, and use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will measure your knowledge of the following:

  • Reason for the creation of the the 5S method of process improvement
  • Steps of the 5S method
  • Theory behind the 5S method involving the steps upon one another
  • Importance of the sustain step being in the middle of the other four steps
  • Reason why other businesses in other industries use the method

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the 5S method of process improvement in connection with the reason why other industries use it
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main steps, such as the sustain step
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of the 5S method of process improvement

Additional Learning

To learn more about the 5S method of process improvement, review the corresponding lesson called The 5S Approach to Waste Elimination for Lean Businesses. With this lesson, you will accomplish the following objectives:

  • Know who created the 5S method of process improvement
  • Discover the language in which the 5S method was translated
  • Understand the purpose behind the Lean Manufacturing movement