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5S is short for: Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain 5S represents 5 disciplines for maintaining a visual workplace

(visual controls and information systems). These are foundational to Kaizen (continuous improvement) and a manufacturing strategy based "Lean Manufacturing" (waste removing) concepts. 5S is one of the activities that will help ensure our companys survival. 1. Sort - All unneeded tools, parts and supplies are removed from thearea 2. Set in Order - A place for everything and everything is in its place 3. Shine - The area is cleaned as the work is performed 4. Standardize - Cleaning and identification methods are consistently applied 5. Sustain - 5S is a habit and is continually improved

5S Training & Implementation

5S is a philosophy and methodology for organizing and managing the workplace and work flow with the intent of improving efficiency and safety by eliminating waste. Simply put, 5S is a method for organizing a workplace, especially a shared workplace (like a shop floor or an office space), and keeping it organized. To eliminate workplace hazards and waste of materials and resources, workplace organization, cleanliness, and standardization are imperative. The 5S approach is highly effective at removing hazards and waste from your workplace and creating a safer, cleaner, and healthier work environment. Simple techniques are used to develop and improve effective workplace organization, safety, visual communication, and general cleanliness and housekeeping.

5S Workshop
A critical factor to successfully implementing and sustaining the benefits of a 5S program is the significant role your employees will play this 5S Workshop to be a practical hands-on experience. Actual areas of your facility are chosen for improvement. These areas serve as the practical hands-on exercises for the application of each 5S technique. The 5S Workshop can be taught in either the office or shop floor environment. In keeping with Pinnacle's Lean EMS approach, the 5S program is sustained within the context and culture of your environmental management system (EMS) or business operating system (BOS). Pinnacle provides the following three customizable models that are directly integrated into your current EMS or BOS:

5S Work Environment - Process Map model of a Support Process for the implementation and ongoing support/improvement of the 5S program 5S Implementation Plan - Template of an implementation plan that ensures all pillars of a 5S program are considered, planned, and implemented. 5S Audit Checklist - Audit checklist that facilitates the ongoing/routine measurement and monitoring of the 5S program.

Upon completion of this 5S Workshop, participants will be able to understand and immediately apply the 5S concepts in your facility. Contact Pinnacle to schedule your 5S Workshop.

5S Workshop Objectives
1S - Sort Identify the items that are needed to perform work in the work areas. Clear (sort out) all other items from the work area. Benefits:

Extra work space Improved safety Improved productivity Improved utilization of materials, supplies, and resource More visible work flow Improved employee satisfaction (better place to work) Improved quality

2S - Set In Order

All needed items have a place in the work area and each needed item is in the correct place. Improve ease of or need for retrieval. Benefits: Elimination of time, motion, and effort needed to search for or retrieve tools and supplies (tools and supplies are located at point of use) Improved safety through an organized workplace Increased productivity

3S - Shine Proactive/preventive housekeeping to keep work areas, work surfaces, and equipment clean and free from dirt, debris, oil, etc. Benefits: Cleaner and more satisfying place to work Improved Quality Maintenance issues exposed faster (planned downtime vs. unplanned downtime) Improved safety (fewer accidents)

4S - Standardize Do things in a consistent and standard way. Standardize activities, procedures, instruction, schedules, and the persons responsible for helping keep the workplace clean and organized. Standardize work area layouts and storage techniques wherever possible. 5S - Sustain Integrate 5S principles into the organization's EMS or BOS in order to sustain new standards and continually improve the workplace.

Some New Words Red Tag-Process for tagging, removing and disposing of items not needed in the work area. Lean Manufacturing-concepts that seek continuous improvement by removing waste in processes Some Japanese words you need to know: Kaizen-(pronounced ki zen) - improvement Kaizen Event and 5S Event-Planned improvements to a specific area or process (usually take 3 to 5 days). 5S Events focus on making 5S improvements. Muda-(pronounced moo da) - waste Gemba-(pronounced gim ba) - workplace

New Words Continued Kanban-(pronounced kon bon) - Pull type inventory control system. Items are only produced to meet customer needs. The request to produce more is signaled from an upstream operation and/or customer orders. Value Stream Map - A diagram of all processes needed to make and deliver the product to the customer. OTHER PROBLEM SOLVING TOOLS TOC-Short for Theory of Constraints. Problem solving and constraint management methods. Use the 5 Step form of TOC to solve problems that you will encounter in your continuous improvement efforts. For Example

Before 5S

After 5S - Cleaned, organized and drawers labeled (less time and frustration hunting) 4. Standardize - Cleaning and identification methods are consistently applied Departments have weekly 5S tours Every job has duties that use Sort, Set in Order and Shine We all have common duties to do our part to keep all areas of the plant in shape breakroom, restrooms, locker area, parking lot, etc 5. Sustain - 5S is a habit and is continually improved 5S is a simple concept with powerful results. You will get additional information on 5S so that you will be well equipped.

Our experience is that the more we do 5S the better the work environment becomes: cleaner, safer, more organized, the work is easier, less confusion and less stress. Use the 5S (work\home\play) - The more you use it the easier it becomes and life just gets better and better. Some of the main forms of waste are: Overproduction Waiting for materials, machines, or instruction Transportation or movement Excessive inventory Inefficient machine processing and/or operation Producing defects Part or line changeover or machine setup Inadequate housekeeping Miscommunication or inadequate instruction Conclusion 5-S is for you.Clean-up and organize your work area every day so that each new day is easier and safer than the day before Share your input with your leaders so that the tools you need will be available to you, increasing your efficiency. Volunteer to help with the 5S tours and 5S events. Take a good look around...Imagine zero waste/zero confusion! .