5S methodology has been introduced and perfected by Toyota in order to make waste visible and eliminate it. 5S, a system of visual cues that helps reduce waste and achieve more consistent operational results through maintaining an orderly workplace, has been widely used in all sorts of organizations, from manufacturing to health care, from military to financial institutions.
5S stands for Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. In building the House of Lean, 5S is a foundational step which plays a major role in solidifying and stabilizing the foundation making possible the implementation of other lean techniques and tools.
Standardized work cannot be achieved without good 5S, Just in Time becomes deficient if 5S is done poorly, the whole lean culture cannot be absorbed without the 5S mentality.
This workshop has been designed to introduce you to the 5S methodology and help you learn basic implementation steps including evaluation and audit.