What does 4S mean in Manufacturing?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand 4S in the Miscellaneous field in general and in the Manufacturing terminology in particular.

Sort, Straighten, Sweep, Standardize

An advanced form of "good housekeeping" for factories, based on the Japanese "3S" concept (Sort, Straighten, Sweep - from "seiri, seiton, seisou") plus the fourth "S" of Standardize (or Systematize, from “seidoka). A popular alternative version has the 4th S as “Sustain” (cleanliness and order — from "seiketsu"). See also 3S and 5S.

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