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5S - Visual Workplace (1 Day Class)

Benefits:

After attending this workshop, you will:

  • Understand how the 5S system will help you correctly apply the lean techniques through making waste visible and supporting standardized work requirements
  • Learn the purpose behind each step and the criteria to evaluate how well each “S” has been implemented
  • Get a structured format to start using this technique right away in your organization in order to create a pathway for lean implementation
  • Be able to start the 5S practices and permeate that throughout the organization to make it part of your company culture

Description:

5S methodology has been introduced and perfected by Toyota in order to make waste visible and eliminate it. 5S, a system of visual cues that helps reduce waste and achieve more consistent operational results through maintaining an orderly workplace, has been widely used in all sorts of organizations, from manufacturing to health care, from military to financial institutions. 

5S stands for Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain. In building the House of Lean, 5S is a foundational step which plays a major role in solidifying and stabilizing the foundation making possible the implementation of other lean techniques and tools: Standardized work cannot be achieved without good 5S, Just in Time becomes deficient if 5S is done poorly, the whole lean culture cannot be absorbed without the 5S mentality.

This workshop has been designed to introduce you to the 5S methodology and help you learn basic implementation steps including evaluation and audit.

 

Course outline:

This workshop consists of two modules:

Module 1 covers the origins of 5S and its roots in Toyota. This presentation shows through various media formats, such as photos, videos, examples and interviews how 5S is applied in several of the Toyota facilities around the world.

Module 2 explains each of the “S”’s focusing on how to do it right and what the common mistakes are. In addition to frequently made mistakes, there is a visual session on the pitfalls of 5S, reasons why 5S does not stick, misconceptions of 5S and points to avoid when introducing it to the shop floor.

The workshop will cover also the implementation structure and resources needed, including the three types of documents of 5S, the evaluation and audit criteria, and the key objectives for each step.

This is an interactive session with simulations to allow participants to immediately bring this technique to their workplace.

Who should attend: Lean and change agents, operational leaders and professionals who want to make sure they are starting this foundational concept the right way.

Instructors:
Mike Kobashi Mike Kobashi
Mike has over 21 years manufacturing experience, including holding a variety of senior management positions in Operations Management, Lean and Six Sigma Deployment, Sales and Marketing, Business Unit Management and Information Technology. Mike was trained in TPS by the Toyota Logistics Group and is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He has taught executive level classes and has worked with companies in the pharmaceutical, medical diagnostic and device, computer, aircraft, footwear and personal care industries. Mike received his Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Systems from Arizona State University in 1985.
Sammy Obara Sammy Obara
LEI Faculty, President Honsha Associates
Honsha Associates

Sammy learned the Toyota Production System while working at Toyota Motors in Japan. For three years he underwent intense practical training at the Honsha Overseas Engineering Division in Toyota City. Then for 13 years, he implemented lean in a variety of Toyota facilities in Japan, Brazil, the United States, and Venezuela.

Sammy has hands-on experience implementing lean principles in other industries, including healthcare, construction, retail, and government. In all, he has helping over 300 companies on their lean journeys. He holds a master’s degree in technology management and has lectured at universities such as Stanford and Harvard. He currently aids companies implementing lean through Honsha Associates.


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Locations and Dates for 5S - Visual Workplace
April 26
W Seattle
Seattle, WA
Instructor: Sammy Obara
Hotel Discount Available
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Price: $800.00 ($700.00 if the participant is taking 2 or more workshops at one location)
Price includes all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

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