5-S is a very impressive philosophy that I have come across at Dr. Reddys’ work ethics.
5-S stands for Sorting, Systemizing, Sweeping, Standardization and Self-discipline. It is primarily a Chinese philosophy which is designed to promote better work flow.
Sorting: Choose the things you need.
Systemizing: Arrange them in proper order.
Sweeping: Discard unnecessary items.
Standardization: Benchmark your items and their arrangement on the basis of its service to promote maximum work efficiency. And if necessary; keep them updated.
Self-Discipline: Resolve is needed to maintain excellence which is generally not a lower-hanging fruit.
For practicing 5-S, one needs idea, enthusiasm, willingness and focus. In my opinion,
5-S is a step-forward for promoting execution excellence.