Does 5S methodology apply to retail?

  Hiroyuki Hirano developed the 5S methodology in Japan and Toyota was one of the first adopters in the 1970s. The principle behind the 5S’ was developed in the 16th century when King Henry III of France wanted an entire galley (boat) built in two hours. The methodology is credited with being the enabler for JIT (just in time) manufacturing. Can we learn anything from this methodology and apply it to retail? Sorting – Eliminate what is not required. Keep things in accessible places. Dis

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