5S and Standardized Work (5SSW8)

Do you spend a lot of time searching for items at your workplace, whether in the production area, supply room, or even your email in-box? Do you and your colleagues have different ways of approaching tasks, when a best practice deployed company-wide would be more impactful and beneficial?

Organization – of both the physical environment (5S) and process steps (Standardized Work) – can prevent a lot of headaches. This course focuses on the true meaning and spirit of these two tools that are integral to the Lean methodology of reducing waste. Participants who work in any industry and role will understand how to use them correctly: as a solution to the root cause of a problem.

Topics include:

  • Do’s and don’ts
  • Removing waste from processes
  • Importance of simplicity and safety
  • Sustain: the most important step
  • Linkage to other Lean tools

The course includes tips, tools, interactive discussion, hands-on activity, and action items for mobilizing a “get organized” effort the very next day.

Hours: 8

Learning Outcomes

  • Use the 5S tool to organize a work area, to thereby remove waste, and standardize processes for other areas
  • Identify visual controls to help improve the entire workplace

Intended Audience

Range of positions at any type of organization, from shop floor employees to executives



Course Schedule

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 28, 2018

UB Technology Incubator

Instructor Bio: Julie Stiles, CLP

As a Certified Lean Professional and Activity-Based Cost Management expert, Julie helps companies in multiple industries improve business performance and profitability. Julie’s experience and down-to-earth presentation style contribute to her unique ability to make concepts come alive, inspiring her clients to look at what they do with the fresh perspective they need to achieve results.

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