Breakaway Lean® Understanding Workplace Organization (5S)

Workshop Content

This two-day workshop develops the knowledge and skills for planning, organizing and implementing the Five S Method for Workplace Organization. Workshop participants will also learn how the 5S process fits into a total system of Visual Management. Workshop participants will receive instruction and guided practice in planning and deploying visual management systems for the continual improvement of process quality, productivity, housekeeping, safety and employee development. Participants will learn how to create standards for each type of performance and to use the concept and practice of Visual Controls to integrate those standards into daily practice.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for those responsible for implementing and managing Lean improvement projects and team members. Individuals who manage, supervise, operate and maintain production and service facilities can also learn and implement the subjects presented in this workshop.

Recommended Training and/or Experience

Familiarity with operations and facilities is recommended.

Workshop Materials

Each participant will receive a workshop manual.

Workshop Goals

  • Develop your ability to lead 5S workplace organization and cleanliness projects
  • Develop your ability to plan and implement visual controls
  • Use Visual Management methods to control process performance in order to “hold the gains” achieved and to motivate continual process improvement

Workshop Outline

  • The Visual Workplace
  • Stage 1 – Sort
  • Stage 2 – Store
  • Stage 3 – Shine
  • Stage 4 – Standardize
  • Stage 5 – Sustain
  • Getting Started with 5S
  • Visual Controls