Webinar: 5S and Standardized Work (5SSW8)

Organizational concepts like 5S and standardized work are key to making the Lean methodology tick. But when these two waste-reducing tools are forced upon employees rather than implemented with their active involvement, Lean efforts have poor survival rates.

This live, online webinar examines the appropriate way to engage employees in 5S (organizing the physical space) and standardized work (organizing how work is done), so they grasp how these tools can make their work lives easier while improving the company. Participants learn the theoretical foundation of successfully converting wasted time – due to searching for materials or information, or performing needless tasks – into productive time. 

Topics include:

  • How 5S and standardized work aids employees and customers
  • The meaning of each “S” and how they work together
  • Do’s and don’ts of effective implementation
  • Removing the unnecessary from your space and processes
  • The importance of simplicity and safety
  • Sustain: the most important step
  • Linkage to other Lean tools

The course will be conducted through WebEx. It includes tips and interactive discussion.

Hours: 8

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify ideas for applying 5S concepts to a particular business need
  • Engage the workforce in improving their space and process efficiencies
  • Apply techniques to sustain 5S and standardized work efforts

Intended Audience

Anyone – from shop floor employees to executives – within any industry who wants to eliminate squandered time



Credential opportunities

  • Digital badge: Anyone who completes the course and submits a satisfactory written response to UB TCIE-generated questions earns a digital badge.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): UB TCIE grants 0.7 CEUs upon full attendance and participation of this course

Course Schedule

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 22, 2020


Instructor Bio: Julie Stiles, CLP

As a Certified Lean Professional and activity-based cost management expert, Julie helps all types of organizations improve their business performance and profitability. She does so through a variety of means: diagnosing and solving problems, guiding leaders toward specifying and quantifying previously unstated goals and objectives, cultivating the identification of priorities and related metrics, and inspiring clients to see their work with a fresh perspective. Julie’s agility and flexible approach enables her to apply business concepts in a creative way that meets unique customer needs. 


Another session may be scheduled if there is enough demand. Contact Mariah Glass at mariahgl@buffalo.edu 
if interested.