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Building a Visual and Productive Workplace.


5S techniques for good housekeeping and workplace organization is a set of basic management principles that are widely adopted in industries today.  


The cornerstone of 5S is that untidy, cluttered work areas are unproductive. 5S principles form the core elements of Lean thinking and a visual workplace and are a fundamental platform for world-class manufacturing. 

In this one-day workshop, you will learn how to mobilize and align your management team to launch or improve a 5S  implementation in your organization.


The workshop covers 5S and visual management best practices, step-by-step implementation guidance, and the best ways to integrate 5S into the organization’s culture to achieve sustainable world-class excellence.


It includes the principles of 5S and visual management and the benefits, initial implementation, future refinement, self-assessment as well as the infrastructure necessary to start and sustain a 5S initiative for your organization.

Recommended Audience

This course is designed for the 5S Steering Committee and any business leader, professional, manager or individual contributor wishing to gain practical know-how on the principles, process and tools of 5S and visual management.


  • Lectures, video presentations, group activities and discussions and Q&A

  • Examples and best practice tips

  • Participants will take pictures of their own work areas and present ideas on improvement opportunities based on the 5S techniques and practices

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:


  1. Understand the benefits of working in a clean and neat workplace

  2. Define the 5S techniques and identify visual tools

  3. Explain how to apply the 5S principles and visual tools to enhance workplace organization and productivity

  4. Learn how to kick start and launch a 5S initiative

  5. Define the critical success factors to sustain 5S practices

Workshop Outline

Introduction & Overview of 5S

  • What is 5S?

  • What 5S Is Not

  • 5S as a Foundation for a Lean Enterprise

  • 5S Establishes a Baseline for Kaizen Activities

  • 5S is a Cornerstone of Employee Engagement

  • 5S Helps to Eliminate Waste

  • Benefits of 5S

The 5S Techniques - Step by Step

  • 1S:  Sort (Seiri)

    • Principle and Meaning of Sort​

    • How to Conduct a Systematic Red Tag Sort Event

    • Examples and Best Practices

  • 2S:  Set In Order (Seiton)

    • Principle and Meaning of Set In Order

    • Examples and Best Practices

  • 3S:  Shine (Seiso)

    • Principle and Meaning of Shine

    • Examples and Best Practices

  • 4S:  Standardize (Seiketsu)

    • Principle and Meaning of Standardize

    • Examples and Best Practices

  • 5S:  Sustain (Shitzuke)

    • Principle and Meaning of Sustain

    • Examples and Best Practices

The Visual Workplace

5S Applications in Improving Safety, Quality, Equipment Maintenance & Productivity

5S Applications in the Office

The Eight Steps of 5S Implementation

Supporting Lean Tools for 5S Implementation

Roles of Management & Employees in Sustaining 5S

Critical Success Factors​

Award of Certificate

Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants who have attended at least 75% of the workshop


1 day


"The trainer is good in the subject and able to share relevant information with the class."​

LIM WEE KIAT, Staff Officer,

Rehabilitative, Protection & Residential Services Division, Ministry of Social & Family Development

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