Lean and 5S

ASC considers 5S and Visual Controls to be the foundation of our Lean Manufacturing systems. 5S and Visual Controls are workplace organizational tools that provide the necessary groundwork for workplace improvement. 5S and Visual Controls ensure that there is a place for everything and that everything is in its place—clean and ready to use.

5S teaches employees to be self-directed and to adopt Lean Manufacturing throughout our facility. 5S and Lean helps establish a team-based corporate culture that empowers the ASC workforce and instills the desire for continuous improvement.

Benefits of 5S

  • Improve safety
  • Decrease down time
  • Raise employee morale
  • Identify problems more quickly
  • Develop control through visibility
  • Establish convenient work practices

Additional Benefits

  • Increase product and process quality
  • Strengthen employees’ pride in their work
  • Promote stronger communication among staff
  • Empower employees to sustain their work area