5 S's for the Workplace
This class will educate in the techniques used to organize workplaces and entire factories. Students will learn the theory and practices of workplace organization then apply the techniques immediately in their factory.
The 5S for Workplace Organization is a support program for the lean environment. An organized workplace reduces non-value added activities of looking for tools and material, and allows workers to communicate visually. Maintaining an organized workplace is the key to continued success for the lean manufacturer.
This 5S for Workplace Organization class is based of the “5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace: The Sourcebook for 5S Implementation,” by Hiroyuki Hirano. It consists of lecture and hands on implementation of the techniques at the student's manufacturing facility. This class will educate in the techniques used to organize workplaces and entire factories. Students will learn the theory and practices of workplace organization then apply the techniques immediately in their factory. Students will develop material flow diagrams and identify areas for material flow, tool storage, supporting documentation needed, and other items pertaining specifically to the operation. CAD drawings and templates are used to develop a potential new layout for material flow.
Typical results from this class are a sustainable clean, safe work environment throughout the factory. A 70 - 80% reduction in time searching for parts, tools, or idle time waiting for work is also typical as a result of this class. These goals are accomplished will little or no capital investment. These results are usually obtained within one week of the class.
At the completion of the lecture portion, the team will actually form a 5S team and implement these techniques on their shop floor. The instructor will lead them through each step to organize the workplace. As a result of this structure, students learn and apply what they learned very quickly, and begin to change the environment in which they work immediately.
- The history of 5S
- The 5S words
- The Red Tag Process
- Sorting out the workplace
- Setting the workplace in order
- Shining the workplace
- Standardizing locations, tools, and storage areas
- Sustaining the 5S environment
- Impact of Implementing 5S
Hands-on work on the shop floor:
- Select the target area to improve
- Red tag each item in a specific area
- Sort each red tag for usage
- Clean and paint the workplace
- Create consistent means to standardize locations and tooling
- Develop 5S
About Our Instructors
The Duggan team is comprised of qualified individuals with industrial, management, and executive experience. Each member goes through an intensive “train-the-trainer” program teaching the standard work required to help companies achieve operational excellence. Learn more>