5S Workplace Organization and Visual Controls Training Workshop

Course Length: 8 hours (Other versions are available)

The five pillars of the visual workplace, commonly referred to as the 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain) are designed to help create a stable environment for implementing improvements in any organization.  In the 5S Workplace Organization and Visual Controls training workshop, Participants will learn how the 5S’ become the foundation for achieving safety improvements, cost reduction, zero defects, and getting back to the basics of an organized work place.   

This workshop will go beyond the typical discussions of how the 5S apply to the factory and address the office area too.  The visual factory portion addresses the issue of keeping appropriate business information posted and presented in a simple and logical manner.

Topical Outline:

  • Workplace organization learning objectives
  • World class manufacturing
  • Review of lean concepts
  • 5S process overview
  • Benefits of workplace organization
  • Getting started in 5S
  • 5S process implementation
    • Sort (organize)
    • Set in Order
    • Shine (clean)
    • Standardize
    • Sustain
  • Visual controls overview
    • Process controls
    • Quality controls
    • Work controls
    • Object controls
    • Equipment controls
    • Fixture controls
  • The visual workplace
  • Creating visual controls and job aids
  • Practical exercise – Identifying 5S opportunities
  • Practical exercise – Creating visual controls and job aids
  • Value stream mapping

All APS courses are conducted on-site at our clients’ facilities. The course content may be customized to fit your specific needs.  For a free quote or for more information on this course, email us at info@aps-online.net or call Greg Pancerev at 610-987-4054.

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