Let's also look at some of the tools from Lean manufacturing that can also be used as part of the improve stage.
This forms part of Lean manufacturing and is used to improve the housekeeping of an operation. It is a structured and sequential method to improve workplace organization and standardization. "5 S" results in significant improvements to safety, efficiency, and productivity of processes, and helps foster a sense of ownership and pride in the employees. The five Japanese words that represent 5 S along with their English translations are given as follows: