5S Training In Chicago, IL

5S Training
Chicago is a center of population and transportation in the US. 5S training saves Chicago 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 Size6 - 20 students
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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, Chicago students learn:

5S Training Course Overview:

5S training shows Lean Manufacturing's 5 steps to organize workplaces in ways that lower cost and prepare Chicago 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.

Chicago

Windy City - City in a Garden

Excellent choice! Railways, waterways, and airline routes emanate from Chicago like rays of the sun. Since its beginning, the area connected local watersheds with navigable waterways of the Mississippi River and Great Lakes. The the Illinois and Michigan Canal opened. Galena and Chicago Union Railroad was built. Steel skyscrapers were erected. Parks were established. Chicago became the nation's railroad center, and by 1910 over 20 railroads operated passenger service out of 6 different downtown terminals. WWII spurred manufacturing especially steel production. Universities and an airport were built. Now, Chicago has the largest number of highways and greatest amount of railroad freight in the US, and one of the busiest airports in the world. By population, Chicago is 3rd largest in the US and #1 in Illinois. So, if you get bored in Chicago, then the problem is on your end. Options include Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, an Architecture River Cruise, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, museums, some of the most unique (and expensive) shopping in the world, and more!

Chicago
SUMOTUWETHFRSA
Chicago, IL

Facility

Our Chicago 5S Training facility boasts amazing views of the Chicago River, from its on-site waterfront restaurant, Bridge House Tavern. You are only steps from Chicago's architectural river tours, several popular restaurants, and upscale shopping on Michigan Ave. Nearby prominent cross streets Wacker and Kinzie place you in the heart of thriving River North.

Testimonials

Read what our students and clients have to say.

Chris K.
Chris K.
Executive Vice President
Furniture


I did gain new concepts / ideas from the value stream mapping training even though it was a refresher for me.




Mason B.
Process Engineer
Paper


Our SMED instructor did a great job engaging the class with great work examples. From this class, other students agreed that the examples and pace were good, it was a nice overview of SMED / Lean process leading to great discussion, and that the knowledgeable instructor did a great job teaching and keeping it fun.