Originating in the late 1950’s in Toyota, Japan, 5S has since been adopted by many western organisations, across all sectors. The basic premise of 5S is that personnel who work in any geographical area of the organisation (e.g. the manufacturing area, the QC laboratory, the reception foyer, the warehouse), have responsibility for the layout, workflow, cleanliness and safety of that area. 5S is an ongoing, iterative, five step programme that results in
- improved workflow
- improved safety
- higher performing equipment
- higher product or service quality
- greater productivity
- a high standard of housekeeping
- greater customer satisfaction and
- Lower costs.
At the end of this one-day workshop participants will
- understand the basic principles of lean
- understand 5S objectives, methods and how to ensure sustained implementation
- be enabled to implement 5S in their own workplaces.
5S introduction: 5 Pillars of an Effective Workplace
The First Pillar: Sort
Principle: “The Workplace should be furnished with only exactly what is needed, in the quantity in which it is needed, when it is needed – When in doubt get rid of it”
Sort – How To – Red Tag Exercise
The Second Pillar: Set in Order
Principle: “A place for everything & everything in its place”
Set in Order Objectives
Set in Order – How to – spaghetti diagram, shared toolboxes, shadow boards, ‘Before’ & ‘after’ maps
The Third Pillar: Shine
Principle: “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”
Shine – How to – materials, rota, audit
The Fourth Pillar: Standardise
Principle: “It’s part of what we do!”
Standardise – How to – SOPs, induction programme, job script, SPC
The Fifth Pillar: Sustain
Principle: “Positive energy & effort is required to keep up the good work!”
Sustain – How to -Management Support, education & training, 5S events
5S implementation in the workplace: tips for planning, implementing, troubleshooting and sustaining
Duration: 2.5 Hours
On successful completion of this course we will issue a Certificate to each delegate, which, are valid for 3 years.
The course is designed for managers, supervisors and team leads in the organisation, regardless of discipline. The course is most effective if the participant has already been responsibility regarding 5S implementation in the department or organisation.
Course Cost: €390pp
Duration: 1 day
The course is presented by Bernadette Rushe from Cordatus Consulting. Bernadette has been involved in the management of supply chain and business process improvement activities for over 20 years. She received her Lean and Six Sigma training at Dell Computer Corporation. In 2001 she left Dell to establish Cordatus. Her consulting skills and practical workshops have yielded benefits in the order of several €millions per annum to client companies. She holds a first class honours master’s degree in supply chain management.