100% System of Cleanliness – 5S on Steroids

system of cleanlinessEverything should have a Place (designated location) and everything should be in its place (designated location) when not in use. To be clear, not just some things, but EVERYTHING needs a place. This in a nutshell is the 100% System of Cleanliness System.

The reason for poor housekeeping in small businesses is simply they don’t have a system for cleaning.

With a housekeeping system in place, a business will receive immediate attention and positive feedback from clients. Due to, it is the first thing people see when they enter a place of business. As a result, visitors get a lasting impression of the business and how it operates when, seeing it for the first time.

Checklists for a System of Cleanliness

It’s important to consider, that when a company’s employees are visiting their customer’s home or place of business they need to make a good impression. Therefore, personal appearance, vehicles, briefcase, or whatever a customer observes while an employee is onsite, should never be left to chance. In other words, to consistently adhere to a strict standard of good hygiene and neatness a system must be in place.

A Real Truth about Business that Must Be Considered

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression!
People have a preconceived picture in their mind of what a business will look like.

System100™ founder, Philip Paul Beyer produced this video 15 years ago. It was part of the orientation system for his company, Beyer Printing, Inc. in Nashville, TN.

Although no longer the owner of that company, the 100% system still operated until 2016.

Please overlook his not-so-slick delivery and the Retro hairdo on this video. As a result, you’ll realize the message and the 100% System of Cleanliness is as relevant today as it was the day he implemented it.

Philip Beyer developed his housecleaning system long before Lean Consultants made 5-S popular

Over 275,000 people have viewed this Lean Tour Video.  Philip Beyer produced this video after he developed and implemented the 100% System of Cleanliness. A must-see Video for naysayers!

In his book, System Busters; How to Stop Them in Your Business, Philip details, how his system of cleaning came about. And most importantly, the secret that sustains it. While in contrast, over 90% of 5-S systems fails and returns to clutter.