5-S is a workplace organization method that increases efficiency and effectiveness in areas where applied. It is gaining in popularity as organizations learn of the value of this program that is part of Lean Manufacturing. Once implemented, the 5-S program can improve productivity, drive production-necessary maintenance, equal responsibilities for work area cleanliness, and increased pride in the workplace. Many organizations also cite improved safety as an important benefit of having a 5-S program.
This presentation provides a brief history of 5-S and then proceeds through each of the steps (the S’s). The description of each step will provide you with a ready-to-implement 5-S program in your organization. The package of training materials you will receive includes ready-to-use worksheets and a 5-S audit form that is used to monitor program success and drive continual improvement.
Richard Everhardt is a graduate of Bowling Green State University (M.S. Education) with over 35 years’ experience in small business, management and supervisory training, management development and quality management consulting. He has lead the quality management certification efforts in over seventy-five companies. He is a staff member of the Owens Community College and has served as adjunct faculty at numerous colleges and universities. He has authored training materials used in businesses and schools throughout the United States. He is an inductee into the Marketing Education Hall of Fame and the recipient of Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” for his work with entrepreneurs. He has earned Lead Auditor Status for ISO 9001:2008 and is a Lead Auditor for AQA International and NSF-ISR.