Lean Fundamentals: Firm Grasp on Waste and Getting 5S Right

This course is designed to provide the participant with knowledge to be a critical practitioner with waste and 5S. Having a thorough understanding of waste is fundamental to everything else one might do with the lean body of knowledge. The class will focus on learning to "see" waste, developing approaches to eliminate waste, and finding ways to prevent waste from recurring. The 5S portion of the class will focus on developing a deep understanding of the "why and how" of 5S. Class will include techniques to audit and measure 5S performance. Participants will understand that 5S is a foundational part of the lean journey.

Class Details

Class Name:
Lean Fundamentals: Firm Grasp on Waste and Getting 5S Right
  • Lean practitioners looking for refresher on the basics.
  • Front-line associates who are responsible for executing and sustaining 5S.
  • Operations managers who are responsible for guiding lean activities.
  • People who are new to the lean principles.
1 Day Course

Learning Objectives

After participating in this class, participants will be able to:

  • Identify examples of the eight waste categories.
  • Understand the impact of waste on the organization.
  • Identify steps for conducting a muda walk.
  • Define each 5S category.
  • Relate how 5S has application to both manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations.
  • Define the steps of a 5S audit.

Outline At-a-Glance

  • Define waste and value added / non-value added (VA/NVA)
  • Learn to see waste through the "classic seven plus one" categories
  • Learn how to conduct a muda walk
  • Define 5S
  • Appreciate 5S as a process to get to an end
  • Learn tips for each stage of the 5S process
  • Develop a 5S audit process
  • Create performance measures for VA/NVA and 5S

Job Roles