John M. Gross, P.E, CQE, CSSBB
This one hour online course provides a basic overview of the 5S process. 5S is a sustainable process to increase the organization, orderliness, and cleanliness in any work environment. 5S applies to both manufacturing and administrative areas in any business. While often thought of as a “housekeeping” program--safety, productivity, quality and morale also increase when 5S is thoughtfully implemented and sustained.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
This course is intended for all engineers, architects, and land surveyors.
Benefit to Attendees
The 5S training package is another element of the Lean Overview Series. This series provides an overview of lean tools and techniques to Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors to help them participate more effectively in lean enterprise activities.
Each element of the Lean Overview Series provides a basic understanding of a lean tool or technique to help students develop a working knowledge of the concept and its purpose in a lean enterprise journey. The series starts with foundational elements and progresses to intermediate and advanced lean concepts. Each topic also provides references for additional study if the student is interested. Figure 1 illustrates the Lean Overview Series.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
The one hour 5S course discusses the benefits of implementing 5S and its origin as part of the Toyota Production System. The course presents the five steps associated with 5S—Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Systemize. Additionally, the course provides helpful tips for successful implementation.
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5S represents a simple "good housekeeping" approach to improving the work environment consistent with the tenets of Lean Manufacturing philosophies. 5S is termed an approach because it is a sequenced process for first raising the bar, then sustaining the gains and finally incrementally raising the bar again and again.