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5S is a program designed to help companies organize their work spaces to be as efficient as possible.  Tools required for specific processes are color-coded for a department and centrally located for ease of use.  The are is kept clean and the identification methodology is standardized across all departments.  The title of the program, 5S, represents the five tenets of the program:

Global Titanium began implementing 5S throughout its plant in the second half of 2007.  Since that time, 5S has been implemented plant-wide with a great degree of success.

Implementation of the 5S program has spread from its beginnings at Global Titanium to include not just simple tools for processes but also mobile equipment, maintenance tools needed for repair, and PPE for some departments.

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