Introduction To Five S (5-S)

Course Introduction

Want improved profitability, efficiency, service and safety? Then try 5-S

Also called 6-S (the sixth S being Safety) 5-S is a process that has been proven for decades in the Japanese manufacturing industry. In the last decade top US companies have also adopted the 5-S solution to:

  •  improve their organizational efficiency
  •  reduces waste in all forms
  •  cuts hidden and direct costs
  •  cuts down employee frustration when "the system doesn’t work"
  •  improves speed and quality of work performance
  •  improves safety
  •  creates a visually attractive environment
  •  etc…

The 5-S process is comprised of five Japanese words, each beginning with "s." Their English equivalents are:

  • Sort
  • Simplify/ Straighten
  • Shine
  • Standardize
  • Sustain

This course has been designed to walk you and your staff through the 5-S process in order to reduce all forms of wastes within your operations.