Not too long ago, when we were trolling the Web looking for the latest and greatest ideas about Lean (continuous improvement is a demanding mistress), we came across one of many free, downloadable white papers on a Lean topic. The topic was 5S, one the fundamental pillars of the Lean approach. While scanning it, we could not help but notice that this white paper was being offered by a label manufacturer. Somewhat cynically, we wondered just what take a label manufacturer would have on 5S. No doubt there would be an emphasis on organization and tidiness and it would probably require a great deal of, shall we guess … labeling.