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Course Title
The 5S System


The 5S System us a systematic approach using the five activities of Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize and Sustain to establish an uncluttered, well-organized, and understandable workplace. It promotes safety, improved work flow, better product quality, reduced inventory waste, and above all a sense that you, the users, are in control of your work area.


Upon completion of this class, participants will:

  • Breakdown the basic understanding of the 5S method to include details on how to implement the five Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain activities. 
  • Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of a 5S implementation team
  • Create a vision for the workplace
  • ,Demonstrate the workplace Scan Diagnostic Checklist.


  1. 5S Introduction
  2. Getting Started with 5S
  3. The Workplace Scan
  4. Learning the 5S Activities
    • Sort
    • Set
    • Shine Standardize
    • Sustain
  5. Wrap-up


  • None

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture and demonstration
  • Class discussion
  • Exercises and application


  • Exam:  Yes
  • Demonstration of skills:   Yes
  • Class participation:  Yes