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This paper tries to present effective method of 3S, which is not only the basic steps of the autonomous maintenance, but also one of the most important TPM practices. Many companies of Korean manufacturing industry are focusing their TPM activities on the autonomous maintenance, which has been played very important role to stabilize and improve their manufacturing productivity. Generally, we think that 3S is easy to be implemented, but its effective implementation requires much time and efforts. This paper proposes the new definition of 3S, and implementation processes for which a case study is presented.