5S, a tool that is often misunderstood as simply a housekeeping tool, is in fact much more than that. An organized workplace will aid in the elimination of wasteful activity, allowing more time to provide value to the customer. A common catch phrase used to describe 5S is “a place for everything and everything in its place”.

  • Seiton (Set in Order): Organize what is needed based on frequency of use.
  • Seiso (Shine): Systematically and consistently clean the work area.
  • Seiketsu (Standardize): Create standard work procedures to develop good habits.
  • Shitsuki (Sustain): Audit performance and continually renew commitment to the 5S program. Management sets the example for all to follow.

A well organized workplace will positively impact the morale of the workforce and the efficient use of time.

Lean Velocity’s 5S Course Summary
5S has been labeled by many as a tool to just clean up the workplace.  How does this add value to the bottom line?  Where is my return on investment?  These are very legitimate questions if there is not ability to directly tie the degree of organization and cleanliness of a business to the number of widgets that are produced each day.

This course revels what 5S is, how to implement all five elements in your organization and calculate the return on investment.

Program Details
The course duration is one day. The course will consist of a lecture presentation format with open discussion around participant’s particular situations.

Program Objectives

  • Understanding the five elements of 5S.
  • How to create a successful 5S culture.
  • Using the tools and techniques for a successful launch.
  • The keys to successful attainment and retention.
  • A real hands on implementation of the 5S principles in a work area of your plant.

Who Should Attend
The target audience for this course is Owners, Managers, Front Line Supervisors and Lead Hands.

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