This course provides you with an understanding of the theory and most effective way to apply 5s concepts, principles, and tools with a focus on identifying and eliminating waste, improving process flow, continuous improvement, and flexibility to achieve optimal performance. Understanding the 5s was developed by Toyota and how and when 5s needs to be applied to achieve a successful Lean implementation is critical.
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The 5S system can lead to great increases in profits through the re-organization of a workplace. The objectives are to improve safety, productivity, quality, and efficiency. A time-driven approach brings order to the productivity improvement process. Instead of being overwhelmed by a large number of seemingly disjointed projects, you can integrate projects at a higher level and implement changes in a systematic way. Time becomes the overall productivity measure and integrates the improvement performance.
Cycle Time Management has implemented the 5S system as part of their Lean Training with great results across many industries
In any workplace, there are numerous sources of waste, which can be removed through effective organization. These include: defects, inventory, motion, non-value-added processes, overproduction, transportation, and waiting. By removing waste and developing standardized processes, you can achieve all the objectives previously mentioned and notice an improvement in your profit. Treating people as a value adding asset in the implementation of 5S is an essential CTM ingredient for success. This allows the people in the organization to take responsibility for the business process and the improvements, which is essential to generate a continuous improvement mentality and empower the whole organization to assist in the decision make for future success!