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6S - 5S + Safety

Continual Improvement


Course Length

4 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

Learn how to transform a factory into a place where information concerning product quality, productivity, schedule, and safety are visually accessible at any given moment. Participants learn the 6S methodology to implement specific, easy-to-access visual systems to enhance communications and productivity. With case histories and visual examples, course participants learn what visual order is, what the visual workplace looks like, and how these concepts function on the production shop floor. Learn how to deal with resistance to changing the workplace, develop checklists, and use a process audit to sustain the process.

Course Objectives

  • 6S definition and "how-to" for each S
    • Sort
    • Set-in-order
    • Shine
    • Standardize
    • Sustain
  • Safety
  • Benefits of 5S + Safety
  • Workplace scan
  • Red tag strategy
  • Visual controls
  • 5S checklist
  • 5S + Safety audit

Course Outline

This class features a hands-on simulated factory where participants will experience the benefits of workplace organization by applying the lecture concepts and measuring the impact.