5S is a system that helps to eliminate all kind of waste in a workplace and supports workplace improvement. Standing for
- SET in ORDER
- SWEEP and SHINE
5S was implemented by Toyo Tyre & Rubber Australia Limited in 2003; with the aim to improve every aspect of the production divisions, from environmental issues, through to process efficiencies.
Seeing great improvements with the implementation in these divisions, the tyre division then adopted 5S later that year.
Adoption of 5S has lead to Toyo Tyre & Rubber Australia Limited being able to limit the effect of increasing costs, such as raw materials, freight, plant and equipment, while also improving the efficiency of receiving the Toyo Tires products for the user.