Workshop Name: 5S Kaizen Event (utilizing the 4/4/4* resource model)

Target Audience: Project Managers, Team Leaders, Lean Belts, Associates

Program Objectives:

  • Learn how 5S enhances Safety, Improves Quality and reduces Cycle Time
  • Use Red Tag and "Auction" concept to eliminate clutter
  • Find the optimum location for each item
  • Organize and Standardize the workplace to avoid errors
  • Institute basic visual controls
  • Evaluate a workplace using a 5S scorecard
  • Utilize this session as a "train-the-trainer" for your Team facilitators

Brief Overview:

This "hands-on" event is a great start for a 5S implementation and complements our free training module and Executive Materials on the subject. During the week, work teams learn the principles of 5S and put them into practice in their own work area. This event combines classroom training with an actual Kaizen Event. The last day (Friday) - Team participates in a "report-out" of results to Management.


Class size: 10 total (2 committed full time during the event, 8 part time)
4/4/4* = (4 "part-time" participants), 4 hours a day, 4 days

Fee: $0.00 USD + T & E

Session Coach: Jay Watson (about)

Comments from previous attendees:

Portion of a Letter from Area Supervisor to the 5S Team participants:

"First let me say, Thank You, for the tremendous effort the past couple of weeks 5S'ing the Tool room (department). I have had many comments about how the Tool room really is looking great. I've also had people commenting about our participation and how diligent we were during the clean up activity."

"I'm very proud and most importantly I want you all to feel the same. My words to be exact about this event were we needed to extend our efforts beyond an average level to be recognized for a job well done. And that, I believe we have met the challenge...SUPER JOB!"