Simple 5 S? Ask the Japanese First!

The road to learning continuous improvement principals is constant and dynamic, picking up concepts and the variations of interpretation.  During my 30 plus years of studying and practicing scientific management theories, I noticed how ideas get developed, interpreted and communicated, accepted wisdom sounding important but lost in translation, complexity within the details that may not be needed, long string of words some not used in normal conversations.

Unlike other languages, English is full of innuendo.  The normal blue collar workforce with its own vernacular when asked to grasp these new concepts struggle to implement them like fish out of water.