Training program:

5S Techniques

Building a Visual & 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 workshop, you will learn how to mobilize and align your management team to launch or improve a 5S and Visual Management 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

  • 5S steering committee members wishing to start or improve your 5S initiative

  • Practitioners wishing to acquire detailed knowledge of successful implementation of 5S and Visual Management


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the benefits of working in a clean and neat environment

  • Identify waste in the work environment

  • Define each of the 5S principles, and identify visual management tools

  • Explain how to implement each of the 5S principles

  • Describe how to apply visual management tools to enhance workplace organization

  • Identify the necessary infrastructure for starting and sustaining a 5S initiative

  • Define the critical success factors for 5S implementation



  • Introduction & Overview of 5S

  • 5S - Is & Is Not

  • 5S Helps to Eliminate Waste

  • 5S as a Foundation for a Lean Enterprise

  • Benefits of 5S

  • The 5S Principles - Step by Step

    • 1S:  Sort (Seiri)

    • 2S:  Set In Order (Seiton)

    • 3S:  Shine (Seiso)

    • 4S:  Standardize (Seiketsu)

    • 5S:  Sustain (Shitzuke)

  • Visual Management

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

  • 5S in the Office

  • Implementing 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

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