5S Training in Texas

5S Training
Each possesses its own advantages. 5S training shows Lean Manufacturing's 5 steps to organize workplaces in ways that lower cost and prepare Texas students for more advanced techniques.
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.
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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, Texas students learn:

5S Training Course Overview:

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.

Texas

The Lone Star State - Don't Mess With Texas

Each possesses its own advantages. For example, Houston is an excellent opportunity to network with oil and gas professionals. Combined, the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex is a massive area full of aerospace companies. The US Postal Service also has a substantial presence in Dallas. Austin is a fun city with mostly tech. San Antonio is a famous Toyota location. Although perhaps less known, HEB is huge there along with several banks. Galveston is cool because it's on the Gulf Coast. And some of our classes sail from there on cruise ships. Yep, you read that right. Check it out. Texan cuisine is founded on BBQ, chicken fried steak, chili, fried okra, tex mex, brisket tacos, tortilla soup, Dr. Pepper, frozen margaritas, and pecan pie. Consider a native blue topaz souvenir with stones harvested exclusively from Mason County streambeds and ravines.

Testimonials

Read what our students and clients have to say.

Ben Aldridge
Ben Aldridge
Field Service Support Admin
Energy


I had the pleasure of working with our Master Black Belt at our energy tech firm. There, he created an internal mentorship and training program to teach lean/six sigma concepts. The training was made available to employees spread both horizontally and vertically throughout the organization. Executives, managers, assemblers and receptionists alike were soon finding and eliminating waste within their workday. This divide-and-conquer philosophy in executing the continuous improvement program was not only an incredibly efficient way to find and implement cost savings, but also created a culture of empowerment within our organization. Our MBB encouraged all of his students to use these techniques to add value to the organization, in-turn making them more valuable employees.