5S is a methodology used for workplace management and improvement in Lean Manufacturing. The foundation of modern factory and lean management practices such JIT, Kanban, Single Piece Flow, Poka Yoke, SMED, etc are based on 5S. It is aimed to improve organizational efficiency through reduction in waste, improved quality, optimization productivity and improved safety.
5S can be considered as a Five Stage approach with each S representing a stage. In Japanese it is called as seiri, seiton, seisō, seiketsu, and shitsuke.
In simple words, they are Sort, Store, Shine, Standardize and Sustain.
In the wake of Industry 4.0 and Smart factories, does it at all make sense to focus or learn 5S? A recent research highlighted that a precondition to Industry 4.0 implementation are Standardization and Process Structure. To learn more watch the above video.
This course is an expert course aimed to not only introduce the concepts of 5S but to help you develop deep expertise in the implementation and sustenance of 5S culture in the organization. Detailed 5S implementation guide, 5S audit check sheets, expert tips to implement concepts such as Red Tagging, Signboards, Color Coding, Contouring have been introduced in this course.
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