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Introduction to 5S for Managers: 0.5 Days

5S is a workplace organisation method that uses a list of five Japanese words: Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, and Shitsuke.  The English version of 5S are: Sort, Set, Shine, Standardise and Sustain.
5S is a support programme for the Lean environment.  It helps to eliminate waste, improve predictability and standardisation, and visual management.  An organised workplace reduces non-value added activities of looking for information, tools and materials and allows employees to communicate visually.  Applying 5S generates positive impact on the quality of products and services in any organisation.  Safety, productivity, and the utilisation rate of the company’s occupied workspace and equipment are also impacted.  Maintaining an organised workplace is key to continued success for any Lean organisation.
5S provides for the necessary infrastructure and cultural changes in sustaining the Lean programme and initiatives.
Who Takes This Course
Managers and operational staff from both the manufacturing and service (including banking and finance, logistics, healthcare, government and public service) sectors.
Learning Objectives
Participants will, upon completion of this course, successfully demonstrate their ability to:
  • Understand the meaning and importance of applying 5S in the workplace and in the entire organisation’s processes and departments.
  • Understand how 5S can improve the workplace and the organisation as a whole
  • Identify the 5S challenges in a given area
  • Lead any 5S activity within the organisation
Course Topics
  • Introduction and Overview
  • 5S and Workplace Organisation
  • Why 5S?
  • How does 5S eliminate Organisational Wastes?
  • 5S as a Pre-requisite for Lean
  • Introduction to the Five Pillars of 5S
  • Description of the Five Pillars
  • Common Types of Resistance to 5S Implementation
  • Benefits of 5S Implementation
NoEE Training
We know that each and every business has their own training needs so we are more than happy to tailor our training to meet your own specific requirements.  Please contact us to discuss this option further. 
In addition, our training can be delivered on your site or as an open course*, please contact us for planned open course dates in 2016.
Contact us at or by telephone on +44(0) 330 123 9799 to book any of our training courses.
* Open courses will only run when we have 6 delegates or more and each Member is restricted to one free place per course.