KudoZ home » Japanese to English » Manufacturing

習慣, as part of 6S, a word that starts with S


Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
23:28 Nov 3, 2008
This question was closed without grading. Reason: No acceptable answer

Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Manufacturing
Japanese term or phrase: 習慣, as part of 6S, a word that starts with S
I have found 5S, which is 整理 (Sort),整頓 (Set in Order),清潔 (Shine),清掃(Standardize),躾(Sustain).
However, there is also a 6S, which includes all of the above, plus 習慣. Does anybody know if there is a standard word for this that starts with an S to match the others? I have searched a lot on Google but couldn't find one.
United States
Local time: 09:23

Summary of answers provided
Yumico Tanaka
1 +1safetyV N Ganesh

Discussion entries: 4



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5 peer agreement (net): +1

5S ... or 6S when special attention is added for safety, is a method used to help us make our workplace safe, clean, neat and organized. It provides a specific location for everything, and eliminates anything not required. It embeds quality into the workforce.....

www.asqsandiego.org/articles/5S.htm - 40k -

V N Ganesh
Local time: 19:53
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 20

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Leochan: http://www.arai-inc.co.jp/5s-6s/main.htm
3 hrs
  -> Thank You.
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5

If 清潔 were translated differently I would suggest "standard practice/standard operating procedure" or "SOP" for 6 - which is a "prescribed procedure to be followed routinely". At a stretch "Spread the custom" might fit.

Local time: 23:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5

To make a habit, you have to stabilize the system in yourself.

Yumico Tanaka
Local time: 00:23
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Return to KudoZ list

KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search