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5S Audit Checklist for Manufacturing Companies
American Express

File Type: PowerPoint (pptx), Excel (xlsx)


File Size: 3.5 MB


Number of Slides: 28


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5S Audit Checklist for Manufacturing Companies


5S is a system of workplace standardization and organization. Having set up the 5S system in your workplace, you need a process to sustain it. The 5S audit checklist is one of the tools that you can use to evaluate the 5S performance in your work areas on a regular basis.

The 5S audit checklist for manufacturing companies is a simple and easy-to-use tool. 


There are a total of 25 evaluation criteria spanning the 5S principles. Each criteria is evaluated against a five-point scale:


4 points = No deviations

3 points = 1-2 deviations

2 points = 3-4 deviations

1 point = 5-6 deviations

0 point = >6 deviations


The maximum possible score is 100 (25 questions x 4 points) organized into five scoring bands:


81-100:  Excellent

61-80:    Good

41-60:    Fair

21-40:    Poor

1-20:      Very Poor


This 5S audit worksheet can be applied generally to all manufacturing departments. You may change the audit criteria to suit your specific needs. 

With the 5S Excel worksheet, you can instantly view your monthly 5S audit results visually with a Radar Chart and a Monthly Trend Chart.


As part of your Lean Daily Management process, these 5S results charts can be printed and displayed on your shopfloor Activity Boards for communication, discussion and development of improvement plans.


Start auditing your shopfloor 5S performance today and map out an actionable plan based on the audit findings!


Note: This package consists of a 5S audit checklist in PowerPoint and Excel formats. 



  1. Summary of 5S Principles 

  2. 5S Audit Checklist


You may also be interested in the following 5S-related training presentations and checklists (sold separately):

  1. 5S Techniques

  2. 5S for the Office

  3. 5S Implementation Guidebook

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