The 5S's:  Workplace Organization

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Unit 1 - 5Sís Step-by-Step

Lesson 1

What is 5S All About?

 

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An overview of the 5Sís is presented.

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The benefits and operational impact of implementing the 5Sís are discussed.

Lesson 2

Sort: Clearing the Work Area

 

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How to organize the work area for efficiency & effectiveness and use the ď48-Hour Rule.Ē

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A stepwise approach to clear the work area is presented.

Lesson 3

Set in Order: Designated Locations

 

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How to designate ďa place for everything & ensure everything is in its place.Ē

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Considerations for establishing locations for storing items including: storage rational, storage options, location-specific tips, storage doníts, using signs & labels, & documenting the plan are all covered.

Lesson 4

Shine: Cleanliness & Workplace Appearance

 

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The three aspects of Shine (getting the workplace clean, maintaining its appearance, and using preventive measures to keep it clean) are explored.

Lesson 5

Standardize: Everyone Doing Things the Same Way

 

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How to design systems that help ensure that everyone does thing the same way.

Lesson 6

Sustain: Ingrain It in the Culture

 

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Sustain is perhaps the toughest of the 5Sís. Techniques to prevent backsliding are presented.

The 5S Challenge

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An assessment of the learnerís progress in this unit.

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Unit 2 - 5S Implementation

Lesson 1

An Organization-Wide 5S Effort

 

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How to plan and implement a 5S initiative.

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An 8-point roadmap for the 5Sís: 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 5Sís on Your Own

 

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How to implement the 5Sís in a work area if an organization-wide initiative is not supported.

Lesson 3

Success Stories: Sorts

 

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Examples of ďSort SuccessesĒ showing both the before state and the after state with the impact (savings) explained.

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Checklist to help achieve successful Sorts.

Lesson 4

Success Stories: Set in Order

 

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Examples of ďSet in Order SuccessesĒ showing both the before state and the after state complete with the impact on the organization.

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Set in Order Checklists.

Lesson 5

Success Stories: Shine, Standardize, & Sustain

 

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Examples of successful approaches for the Shine, Standardize, & Sustain phases of a 5S program.

The 5S Challenge

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An assessment of the learnerís progress in this unit.