What is 5S?
Introduction 5S is a phrase that refers to workplace organization and standardization. It is how we have our areas organized, free of clutter, efficient, safe, and pleasant to work in. It is considered a cornerstone for companies pursuing Lean Enterprise. It lays the groundwork and develops the discipline necessary to support the successful implementation of other Lean concepts throughout an organization “Behind all workplace successes’ and failures are the 5S’s.” – Hiroyuki Hirano1 This can easily interpreted as successful companies are ones that consistently practice a high level of 5S and ones that don’t have issues and struggle. 5S stands for five words in Japanese that begin with the letter “S” and describe the activities of workplace organization and standardization.
  • Seiri | Sort
  • Seiton | Set in Order
  • Seiso | Shine
  • Seiketsu | Standardize
  • Shitsuke | Sustain
* There are other versions of the words for 5S (some organizations choose to add in Safety and even Security as additional “S’s”)
What are my shipping costs?
Shipping costs are automatically calculated during the checkout process. You are able to select the type of delivery service preferred and compare options. Large or heavy items may require additional information.
What are my shipping costs?
Shipping costs are automatically calculated during the checkout process. You are able to select the type of delivery service preferred and compare options. Large or heavy items may require additional information.
When will I get my products?
We pride ourselves on quick delivery. Most orders are filled the same day. Based on your shipping options and distance you might receive your items in one to five days. If any items are on backorder, we will notify you with the expected delivery date.
How can I get a copy of my invoice?
You will receive a confirmation via email with your order. If you need another copy, please contact us 888 4 LEAN 5S or info@5Ssupply.com.
Do you do custom orders?
Yes. We are happy to assist in finding the correct solution for your needs. We have helped companies with custom orders in the past. We work on a case by case basis for selected items. Please contact us at 888 4 LEAN 5S or info@5Ssupply.com for more information.
Can I get a quantity discount?
Yes. Items that we offer quantity discounts are already listed on the website. If you have a specific request, please contact us at 888 4 LEAN 5S or info@5Ssupply.com for more information.
Do you ship to Canada or Overseas?
We can ship to Canada via UPS Worldship. For orders outside of the United States and Canada, please contact us at 888 4 LEAN 5S or info@5Ssupply.com for more information.

Can I use a Purchase Order?
Yes. Please contact us to setup an account. We require a credit application including references. Upon approval you will be able to make purchases using POs.
Do you offer training?
Yes. 5S Supply has many options to help fill your training needs – everything from books & DVDs, webinars, tele-coaching and even on-site training is available. Please contact us at 888 4 LEAN 5S or Trainer@5Ssupply.com for more information.