The 5S's:  Workplace Organization

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Course outline

Unit 1 - The Five S's Step-By-Step

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

Sort: Clearing the Work Area
  • How to organize the work area for efficiency & effectiveness and use the "48-Hour Rule."
  • A stepwise approach to clear the work area.

Lesson 3

Set in Order: Designated Locations
  • How to designate "a place for everything" & ensure "everything is in its place."
  • Considerations for establishing locations for storing items including: storage rationale, storage options, location-specific tips, storage don'ts, using signs & labels and documenting the plan.

Lesson 4

Shine: Cleanliness & Workplace Appearance
  • The three aspects of Shine: getting the workplace clean, maintaining its appearance, and using preventive measures to keep it clean.

Lesson 5

Standardize: Everyone Doing Things the Same Way
  • How to design systems that helps ensure that everyone does things the same way with full involvement, standardized training, and a "copy exactly" mindset.

Lesson 6

Sustain: Ingrain It in the Culture
  • How to implement techniques to prevent backsliding to sustain and ingrain workplace organization

Unit Test

Challenge

An assessment of the learnerís progress in this unit.

Unit 2 - 5S Implementation

Lesson 1

An Organization-Wide 5S Effort
  • How 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 & Adjust.

Lesson 2

Tackling 5S's on Your Own
  • How to implement the 5S's in a work area if an organization-wide initiative is not supported.

Lesson 3

Success Stories: Sorts
  • Examples of "Sort Successes" showing both the before-state and the after-state with the impact (savings) explained.
  • Checklist to help achieve successful Sorts.

Lesson 4

Success Stories: Set in Order
  • Examples of "Set in Order Successes" showing both the before-state and the after-state complete with the impact on the organization.
  • Set in Order Checklists.

Lesson 5

Success Stories: Shine, Standardize & Sustain
  • Examples of successful approaches for the Shine, Standardize & Sustain phases of a 5S program

Unit Test

Challenge

An assessment of the learnerís progress in this unit.