5S Training In Austin, TX

5S Training
Austin is the capital and heart of Texas. 5S training saves Austin students money through an easier to use workspace.
Price $299
Duration 1 day
Format In-person, instructor-led slideshow with exercises and a quiz to test comprehension.
Materials Each student will receive a 3-ring binder containing print-outs of the slideshow. Assuming satisfactory quiz results graded a few days after class, each student will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Class Size3 - 8 students
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CityAustin, TX

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About 5S Training


Who is 5S Training for?

5S can be used by everyone. We all have workspaces whether they be personal or professional. Anybody who stores groceries in a refrigerator or cooks food in a kitchen, enjoys a hobby in their garage, plans material locations, or runs a manufacturing process can benefit from 5S. In our course, Austin students learn:

5S Training Course Overview:

5S training shows Lean Manufacturing's 5 steps to organize workplaces in ways that lower cost and prepare Austin students for more advanced techniques. Many a self-proclaimed Lean Sensei does what we call "Lean Gone Wrong"™ where they want to tape locations for everything including where to put the stapler on your desk, and put shadow boards everywhere. While these examples are good for workplace beautification, they are not great for workplace efficiency which is the true purpose of 5S. Often, they've lost their way and unfortunately generate a forgotten family of waste called overburden. In these sort of environments, the Lean Leader is feared and employees dread coming to work.

When practiced correctly, 5S generates the intended, healthy, mutually cherishing relationship between employees and management. This is because rather than burdening employees with unnecessary extra work, 5S makes their work easier and therefore in the process of doing so saves the company measurable dollars. A common additional advantage is increased revenue especially where 5S occurs along plant tour routes traveled by existing and prospective customers.

Example of 5S Gone Right

Have you ever been in a US Mint or Federal Bureau of Printing and Engraving Building? We have. It may be the ultimate pinnacle of 5S. We've seen horrific, nightmarishly filthly factories; so stuffed with junk that they were actually dangerous. And, we've seen pristine places as well such as Pfauter Maag Cutting Tools in Rockford, IL (white floors). But for as much criticism as they get, the US Government has them all beat when it comes to manufacturing money. That's the reason for this class' picture which is from inside the US Mint. Those are rolls of copper and nickel immaculately identified and staged for production. So, the picture has 2 meanings: one is that 5S should be about money (profit); not just doing 5S for the sake of 5S or beautification. Anyway, if we train you in Dallas / Fort Worth, let's save time for a tour of paper currency being printed!

What are the 5S's?

S1 Sort. The first thing to do is sort out needed items from unneeded. We've seen factories where 70% of the material choking production lines and tripping operators are obsolete components that will never go into a finished assembly again. Move them out.

S2 Set. Then, set needed material, tools, etc. in-place with things used most often closest to their point of use.

S3 Shine. Further beautify the area. Make needed items presentable and easily identifiable; easy to reach. And, clean the area.

S4 Standardize. Change your management system to reflect the improved condition. Update your organization's policies, procedures, work instructions, etc. preferably using a system of controlled documents. Remember to include all aspects of the change: not only practices, but standards as well. Color coding standards would be a common example. Most often forgotten are cleaning frequencies. These should also be included to support S3. Rev up, release, and train their users.

S5 Sustain. Supervise, and audit to assure improved practices are being followed. Incorporate this into your formal audit schedule.



Do 5S right. Have an easy to use workspace. Save money. Improve profit. Sign up for 5S training today.

Austin

Silicon Hills - Keep Austin Weird

Excellent choice! Austin was recommended to serve as the capital due to the area's pleasant hills, waterways, and convenience as a crossroads between Galveston, Santa Fe, Mexico, and the Red River. A capital building and granite dam were built to power a street car line. Parks were established. The Texas Oil Boom happened. High-tech semiconductor manufacturing and higher education evolved. Music become prominent. And, Austin has flourished becoming America's 11th, and Texas' 4th largest city by population, and one of America's fastest-growing large cities. As such, many fun after-class options exist including the 6th Street bar scene, music festivals, ballet, museums, the LBJ Presidential Library, shopping, a massive bat colony, and Lake Travis.

Austin
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Austin, TX
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Facility

Our Austin Training Center is situated in a stunning location overlooking a lake in Austin's research corridor. The high quality four-story building stands out, with its fabulous curves of reflective glass and steel set in beautiful lakeland surroundings and verdant, neatly tended landscaped grounds. Inside, the lobby areas feature polished granite floors and wood paneling and there's cardkey control at all entrances and pleasant areas with outdoors seating. Corporate neighbors include some of the biggest names in IT and many hi-tech industries such as semiconductors - drawn by the expert labor force, the accessible location (close to US Hwy 183 and State Hwy 45 for quick access to the Central Business District) and economic growth in the area. The business center is close to many amenities and is a short drive from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Testimonials

Read what our students and clients have to say.


Mike H.
Sr. Vehicle Engineering Technician
Government


GD&T explanations were great and our instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful.




Sarah B.
Shipping Lead
Automotive


Extremely warm and welcoming (5S training) presentation. Instructor was clear and knowledgeable.