I was recently asked the following question by a continuous improvement practitioner:
“Should we make safety the 6th S, thus calling it 6S instead of 5S?”
I offered my two cents but rather than sharing my thoughts at this time I am more interested in what you think.
So, two questions.
- Does your company call it 5S or 6S?
- Do you think adding safety to the list makes sense? If so, why? If not, why?