The 5S System - Lean Methodology on Workplace Optimization and Housekeeping

Learn the 5S Approach to workplace housekeeping. 5S is a standardized process. The methodology of 5S uses 5 Japanese concepts which are taught.

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The 5S lean tool is based on five Japanese words beginning with the letter “S”, which are meant to make a workplace optimum for lean methodologies. Study this free online course today and enhance your career by knowing the meanings of each "S". Moreover educate yourself and your team on how each foundation of the 5S system is applied in the workplace, what are the tools needed and the important steps involved.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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The 5S System is a Japanese Lean Methodology that is used for organizing spaces so work can be performed efficiently, effectively, and safely. This free online course will explore how the 5S system can be used to help improve the organization and efficiency in many workplaces, such as manufacturing environments and offices.

The 5S System provides a methodology for organizing an optimum workplace based on the following five Japanese words:

  1. "Seiri" (Sort)
  2. "Seiton" (Set in Order)
  3. "Seisō" (Shine)
  4. "Seiketsu" (Standardization)
  5. "Shitsuke" (Sustain)

The course begins by exploring the history of how the 5S System has evolved and similar housekeeping concepts used in various industries. The course then moves on to explain the importance and benefits of implementing a 5S initiative. You will also learn about the important preparation guidelines for implementing a 5S System, which includes the 5S project plan, training and other concerns that should be taken into consideration. So start the course today and gain valuable skills in 5S lean methodology for workplace optimization.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the historical development of 5S concepts and methods
  • List the importance of 5S implementation program
  • Explain the concerns issues before beginning of 5S implementation project
  • Describe how to implement 1S - Sort methodology
  • Outline steps to implement 2S - Set in Order methodology
  • List the steps to implement the 3S - Shine methodology
  • Narrate the steps required to implement 4S - Standardization
  • Guide teams to implement 5S - Sustain
  • Simplify the steps for Gemba walk in 5S
  • Explain the importance of the 5S program for safety and standards like ISO 9001 and ISO 45001


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