What are the 5S’s?
Instituting the 5S’s is usually one of the first step companies take in implementing Lean Six Sigma. The 5S’s (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain) are rough translations from the original Japanese terms referring to a process to optimize workplace organization. The premise for the 5S’s is that a lot of improvements and efficiencies can be made by having a clean, organized and efficient workplace.
Introduction to The 5S’s Online Training
The Introduction to the 5S’s online training program consists of two lessons and a challenge. Lesson 1, What is 5S All About?, takes the learner through each of the 5S’s (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.). In Lesson 2, An Organization-Wide 5S Effort, a roadmap for implementing the 5S’s is presented. The Challenge tests the learner’s knowledge of the subject matter.
This Training Enables Learners To…
- Understand each of the five S’s and how each “S” builds upon the previous “S.”
- Develop (or participate in the development of) a 5S Implementation Roadmap.
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- The 5S’s: Workplace Organization – Comprehensive training in the concepts and application of the 5S’s (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain) and how to apply these techniques on the job.
Introduction to the 5S’s Course Outline
Lesson 1 | What is 5S All About?
- An overview of the 5S’s.
- The benefits and operational impact of implementing the 5S’s.
Lesson 2 | An Organization-Wide 5S Effort
- Steps to plan and implement a 5S initiative.
- An 8-point roadmap to implement the 5S’s:
- 1: Leadership Team
- 2: Infrastructure
- 3: Communications
- 4: Training
- 5: 5S Pilots
- 6: Best Practices
- 7: Full Roll-Out Plan
- 8: Evaluate and Adjust
- An assessment of the learner’s progress in this course.
Introduction to the 5S’s Course Objectives
- Identify what each of the 5S’s stands for and put them into the correct order.
- Explain the rationale for effective storage locations.
- Describe what it means to standardize and why standardization is important.
- Be familiar with strategies to sustain workplace organization and to prevent backsliding.
- Understand the 8 steps to start up an organization-wide 5S effort.