5S Model

a more efficient approach in the plastics industry

The 5S approach will lead to an uncluttered, well-organized workplace with efficient processes. Maes Insight continues where others stop: we know exactly what plastics manufacturing entails. The 5S model originates from Japan. Our training is specifically tailored to the reality of the plastics industry. Participants will receive practical advice so they can implement the 5S model in their own work environment.

Freely translated, 5S stands for Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain. Applied to the plastics industry, that briefly entails the following:

Sort: examining every object in the workplace and determining why it is there.

Set in order: creating an overview and setting up the workplace in a functional and pragmatic way.

Shine: not just cleaning, but also preventing clutter by removing the causes of errors and incidents.

Standardize: recording procedures and responsibilities, implementing standard methods.

Sustain: cementing the previous 4 steps by implementing an enforcement system.

During this in-company course, participants apply these steps to their own work environment. The results are immediately visible. After attending this course, employees are capable of applying the 5S model themselves, allowing them to implement and sustain this method within the organization.

What are the results?

  • Clean and tidy work spaces
  • Tools have their own place
  • The right amount of supplies
  • Deviations are made visible
  • Increased safety
  • Increased efficiency
  • Participants apply the 5S theory in practice
  • The first points for improvements are addressed
  • 5S and continued improvement are priorities
  • Participants can implement and maintain the 5S model independently

In a client's words

"We share this enthusiasm for plastics manufacturing. It’s pleasant to get into that conversation with Robert Maes."

Managing Director, Reobijn