5S Training In San Jose, CA

5S Training
San Jose is the heart of silicon valley. 5S training saves San Jose 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 Size5 - 12 students
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CitySan Jose, CA

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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, San Jose students learn:

5S Training Course Overview:

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

San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

Excellent choice! It is a major hub of technological innovation and venture capital in northern California's Bay Area. Residents enjoy low crime rates in a Mediterranean climate with many parks, trails, and wildlife to enjoy after 5S Training. Of these, the Municipal Rose Garden, and Almaden Quicksilver County Park are most favored. Wildlife includes migrating king and steelhead salmon making fishing popular.

San Jose
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Facility

San Jose 5S Training is delivered from our Santana Row facility near I280 & I880. Features include: secure underground parking, and an outside seating terrace.

Testimonials

Read what our students and clients have to say.

Charles Haymaker
Charles Haymaker
Vice President
International Transport


I had the privilege of working with our Master Black Belt when he spearheaded the Six Sigma transformation within our company. The "do-as-I-do" disciplined style of his direction resonated within our entire organization. This was during a period of escalated growth and the management struggles that often accompany. Through his steady and focused approach, he brought structure to the craziness, garnered buy-in at all levels, and was quickly recognized as the guru. This was several years ago and now as a leader in an unrelated industry, I still find myself looking back on many of the concepts and methods we discussed. You may remember that one great teacher you had when you were in school, or a mentor you still think about today? He is one of those kind of special people who one is fortunate to know.



Paula Y.
Paula Y.
QA Production Lead
Automotive


(Our 5S training) Was a really fun learning experience.