This 5S quality management course shows you how to use ‘lean’ methodology to affect workplace optimization and housekeeping. The ‘5S’ is based on five Japanese words beginning with the letter ‘S’: ‘sort’, ‘set in order’, ‘shine’, ‘standardize’ and ‘sustain’. They can be applied to make workplace processes run more effectively and efficiently. We study the history of the ‘5 Ss’, their importance in the workplace, the guidelines for their use and more.
The course aims to transform the participants into quality champions by equipping them with the Lean philosophy and by training them to implement 5S in any workplace or non-work environments.
One of the many tools in the Lean toolbox is the 5S methodology.
The participants will know how to identify and eliminate all types of waste quickly and efficiently, reduce cost, improve quality, and meet work obligations as efficiently as possible.
The course can create a new way of thinking with the individual as it ensures that they imbibe quality concepts such as Kaizen, the Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices and personal efficiency;
Within Lean, this methodology and mindset is specifically used to make the workplace more efficient, which creates a base from which continuous improvement is made possible. This ultimately means that the companies’ performance are positively influenced as well!
Although maximizing efficiency may seem like a universal value, lean methodology is unique because it begins with the customer in mind. Rather than maximizing the bottom line for the sake of doing so, lean methodology is a paradigm for ensuring that customer value is a top consideration at every step of the process.
However, This doesn’t mean that employee satisfaction and well-being are not valuable. Nor does it assume that production efficiency is more important than humans.
Processes that create burnout, exhaustion, or fuel disharmony between people or levels of the business are just as problematic, if not more so, than a defective piece of equipment. Lean encourages leaders to consider a holistic picture of efficiency, with people and outcomes at the center.
What was in demand yesterday might not be valued tomorrow. Lean methodology creates a framework for constant adaptation to ever-changing standards for you, your business, and your products/services.
Are you interesting in learning more about the lean method?
Take a look at our online 5S course!
In this short online course you will learn all the details of the 5S method, its steps and how to put it all into practice right away. Or if you’d like to learn more about how to start working Lean, just send us an e-mail and we will gladly help you get going!
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