- Shitsuke, the last S in 5S
As part of its continuous effort to increase corporate productivity,
DOST – NCR, spearheaded by Regional Director, Jose B. Patalinjug III, conducted
a 2 – Day 5S (SORT, SET IN ORDER, SHINE, STANDARDIZE, and SUSTAIN) activity to
eliminate wastages in its resources and deliberately save reusable items on its
4 division offices and 4 clusters namely; Finance and Administrative Division,
Office of the Regional Director, Technical Operations Division A, Technical
Operations Division B, CAMANAVA, PAMAMARISAN, PAMAMAZON, and MUNTAPARLAS.
Also, as part of DOST-NCR’s goal to maintain an efficient, productive, friendlier,
more presentable, and comfortable working environment, the activity was set to upgrade
the established 5S practices of the office towards a more efficient version. The
activity also encouraged everyone to make the 5S a habit.
Through the combined efforts of the 5S committee and the Office of the
Regional Director, the activity started at 8:30 in the morning of January 7,
2020. Ms. Aileen Villegas, the lead person, gave a brief recap of each of the
5S definitions stated as follows:
Seiri/Sort – Identifying and sorting the materials or inventory needed for each task at hand.
Seiton/Systematize or Set in Order – Creating an orderly workplace where everything has a place and everything is in its place to ensure easy retrieval of materials when needed.
Seiso/Shine –Regular cleaning and inspection or inspection through cleaning for a functional workplace
Seiketsu/Standardize – Establishing standards to ensure and encourage systematic and regular practice of the first 3S’s
Shitsuke/Self Discipline to Sustain – Making the activities as a daily routine, a