2-3 day Workshop / 5 day Implementation
Imagine a workplace (office or shop floor) that is cluttered with dirt, debris, old equipment, old information and misplaced tools, where people are constantly searching for what they need to do their jobs properly. In "Lean Thinking", this is called waste (muda) and these conditions add time and cost to the products and services that you deliver to your customers. 5S is a simple but highly effective set of techniques that remove waste from your work environment through better workplace organization, visual communication, and general cleanliness. The five pillars of 5S are defined as Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. The system as a whole creates a workspace that allows for minimized waste. Not only do the five steps help to ensure that time will be spent doing more productive activities, but it also reduces the chance of error, rework and injury which are all high cost activities.
This workshop will clearly position 5S methods within the proper context of "Lean Thinking" and value stream improvement. Participants will be provided detailed training in the techniques of sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain. This workshop will provide you with specific strategies for making sustainable improvements in your work place so that you can take the strategies back to the workplace and begin implementing them immediately.
Upon the completion of this training, participants will:
Who Should Attend
Senior Executives, Value Stream Managers, Plant or Operation Managers, Engineers, Administrative Staff, Supervisors, and Shop Floor Employees
- Lean Conversion Overview
- Value Stream Mapping