Total Quality Management

April 19, 2009

5S in Toyota Motor Corporation

Here are few images taken from Toyota Motor Corporation that explain how this great organization follows principles of 5S in their factories and offices:
5S in Engine Assembly Plant

5S in Engine Assembly Plant


Place for everything and everything in its place

Place for everything and everything in its place


Cleanliness is the cornerstone of 5S philosophy

Cleanliness is the cornerstone of 5S philosophy


The 5S Culture in Office Setting

An example of perfect sorting

An example of perfect sorting




















An aerial view of one of the many plants of Toyota Motor Corporation

An aerial view of one of the many plants of Toyota Motor Corporation

Credit: Special thanks to Mr.Salman Raja and his TQM group for sending me these lovely images that remind me of my wounderful days in Toyota Motor Corporation when I stayed in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka on my training assignment.

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  1. dear sir
    Really its amazing and shows high degree of commitment and implementation of 5S in letter n spirit by demonstrating not only by claiming.
    Owing to their relentless efforts 2 wards betterment they have acieved this position after prolong and continuous improvement
    Thanx 4 sending me such valuable info Rgds

    Comment by Engr.Riaz Hussain Zardari — April 19, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

  2. All things are good and look like a fully managed as per criteria / direction of the company. That is why organization move forward as per technological changes.


    Comment by Ghulam Rasool Tunio — April 20, 2009 @ 7:17 am

  3. Hi Ferhan,

    Great pictures and I like your blogsite. Keep up the good work! One point I would offer, it appears that only the first and last pictures are from the Toyota Motor Kyushu Japan plant. All the 5S pictures are from HOKS, another great lean company in Japan. I visited both plants while in Japan. You may want to double check with your source. Regardless, excellent examples of 5S and thank you for sharing them!

    Comment by Mike Wroblewski — May 6, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

  4. Awsome post ! this is what pakistan needs !! the word should be spread all over Pakistan !!

    Comment by salman — July 13, 2009 @ 6:15 am

  5. Parabéns pela divulgação do 5S, trabalhei no Japão por seis anos e sei como eles levam a sério o programa.

    Comment by Igor Isogai — October 4, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

  6. Toyota is contriving to refurbish accelerator pedals on 3.8 million vehicles in the U.S

    Comment by Amit Sinha — November 25, 2009 @ 4:48 pm

  7. good

    Comment by kathir — November 27, 2009 @ 5:47 am

  8. very nice & pictures this is what iran needs.i hope you preapare toures for enother conteries and i have a chance to visit ur company.tks

    Comment by Ahmad Hamizad — February 2, 2010 @ 11:49 am

  9. no words to praise

    Comment by karthik — July 13, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

  10. Such sharp focus to important points! Thanks from Russia!

    Comment by Vladimir — September 30, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

  11. it’s really awesome blog, thanks for sharing with us

    Comment by plantautomation — April 20, 2012 @ 8:20 am

  12. Nice to see such clean and maintained plant …..
    Pradeep Singh

    Comment by pradeep singh — June 24, 2012 @ 4:58 am

  13. I like to see the picture, it makes me have inspiration to implement the 5S system

    Comment by Asep — July 24, 2014 @ 7:41 am

  14. best examples for 5S

    Comment by Saravanan — November 6, 2014 @ 4:26 am

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