5S is included within the Kaizen system of running a business. 5S is a method/Japanese concept for organizing a workplace, especially a shared workplace (like a shop floor or an office space). It focuses on having visual order, organization, cleanliness and standardization. This builds a clear understanding among employees of how work should be done. It also instills ownership of the process in each employee. The key targets of 5S are workplace morale and efficiency.
- What is 5S
- Elements of 5S – concepts, steps to be followed, practical examples & benefits
- Seiri – Sorting
- Seiton – Systematic arrangement
- Seiso – Shine or Cleaning
- Seiketsu – Standardizing
- Shitsuke – Sustaining or Self disciplining
- Advantages of 5S
- Zero changeovers bring product diversifications.
- Zero defects bring higher quality.
- Zero waste brings lower costs.
- Zero delays bring reliable deliveries.
- Zero injuries promote safety.
- Zero breakdowns bring better equipment availability.
- Zero complaints bring greater confidence and trust.
- Zero Red ink brings corporate growth.
Who should attend?
- Quality personnel
- Production Supervisors