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The 5Sís: Workplace Organization Course Outline -- 2 Units

Unit 1 - 5Sís Step-by-Step
Lesson 1: What is 5S All About?
∑††††††††† An overview of the 5Sís is presented.
∑††††††††† The benefits and operational impact of implementing the 5Sís are discussed.
Lesson 2: Sort: Clearing the Work Area
∑††††††††† How to organize the work area for efficiency & effectiveness and use the ď48-Hour Rule.Ē
∑††††††††† A stepwise approach to clear the work area is presented.
Lesson 3: Set in Order: Designated Locations
∑††††††††† How to designate ďa place for everything & ensure everything is in its place.Ē
∑††††††††† Considerations for establishing locations for storing items including: storage rational, storage options, location-specific tips, storage doníts, using signs & labels, & documenting the plan are all covered.
Lesson 4: Shine: Cleanliness & Workplace Appearance
∑††††††††† The three aspects of Shine (getting the workplace clean, maintaining its appearance, and using preventive measures to keep it clean) are explored.
Lesson 5: Standardize: Everyone Doing Things the Same Way
∑††††††††† The three aspects of Shine (getting the workplace clean, maintaining its appearance, and using preventive measures to keep it clean) are explored.
Lesson 6: Sustain: Ingrain It in the Culture
∑††††††††† Sustain is perhaps the toughest of the 5Sís. Techniques to prevent backsliding are presented.
Challenge: An assessment of the learnerís progress in this unit.

Unit 2 - 5S Implementation
Lesson 1: An Organization-Wide 5S Effort
∑††††††††† How to plan and implement a 5S initiative.
∑††††††††† An 8-point roadmap for the 5Sís: 1: Leadership Team; 2: Infrastructure, 3: Communications; 4: Training; 5: 5S Pilots; 6: Best Practices; 7: Full Roll-Out Plan; 8: Evaluate & Adjust.
Lesson 2: Tackling 5Sís on Your Own
∑††††††††† How to implement the 5Sís in a work area if an organization-wide initiative is not supported.
Lesson 3: Success Stories: Sorts
∑††††††††† Examples of ďSort SuccessesĒ showing both the before state and the after state with the impact (savings) explained.
∑††††††††† Checklist to help achieve successful Sorts.
Lesson 4: Success Stories: Set in Order
∑††††††††† Examples of ďSet in Order SuccessesĒ showing both the before state and the after state complete with the impact on the organization.
∑††††††††† Set in Order Checklists.
Lesson 5: Success Stories: Shine, Standardize, & Sustain
∑††††††††† Examples of successful approaches for the Shine, Standardize, & Sustain phases of a 5S program.
Challenge: An assessment of the learnerís progress in this unit.