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NEW! 5S Manufacturing Organization & Cleanliness Course ($345)

This eight hour course will introduce and provide a an in-depth knowledge to the students of the 5S methodology and how to implement on the shop floor.


5S is the name of a workplace organization method that uses a list of five Japanese words: seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke. These words may be loosely translated into English as sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain. Participants will learn that a clean, well-organized, understandable workplace is the foundation for the implementation of Lean manufacturing. The 5S program for the shop floor is a good starting point for an improvement activity. To continue the hands-on implementation, participants will brainstorm methods for removing additional constraints from the manufacturing processes in a specific area.


This course will assist participants with creating a visual workplace, which is a workspace where visual tools provide people with the information they need to complete their work. These visuals explain the workplace so people do not need to ask unnecessary questions. A visual workplace is often described as being "self-explaining, self-ordering, self-regulating, and self-improving" because the visual signals it uses allow it to operate with minimal extra effort from users.


A workplace that uses 5S is often called a visual workplace because 5S is a method for making an organizational system visual. This course will provide the tools to implement.


Lunch provided. Food and drink allowed.


Contact Bill Nobles (517) 877-2490 to learn more or enroll!




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