5S and Standardized Work


Do you spend a lot of time searching for items at your workplace, whether in the production area, supply room, or even your email in-box? And do you and your colleagues have different ways of approaching tasks, when a best practice deployed company-wide would be more impactful and beneficial?

Organization – of both the physical environment (5S) and process steps (Standardized Work) – can prevent a lot of headaches. This one-day seminar focuses on the true meaning and spirit of these two tools that are integral to the Lean methodology of reducing waste. Participants who work in any industry and role will understand how to use them correctly: as a solution to the root cause of a problem.

Topics include:

  • Do’s and don’ts
  • Removing waste from processes
  • Importance of simplicity and safety
  • Sustain: the most important step
  • Linkage to other Lean tools

The seminar includes tips, tools, interactive discussion, hands-on activity, and action items for mobilizing a “get organized” effort the very next day. It is appropriate for individuals with no Lean background and those who want to learn from past failures of 5S or Standardized Work initiatives, and is especially useful for those leading an improvement effort.

Course Schedule:

Start Date: 11/15/2017
Time: 8:00 am To 5:00 pm
Venue: Hyatt Place Amherst/Buffalo

Instructor Bio: Julie Stiles, CLP

As a Certified Lean Professional and Activity-Based Cost Management expert with UB TCIE, Julie has helped companies in multiple industries to improve business performance and profitability for 20+ years. Julie’s experience and down-to-earth presentation style contribute to her unique ability to make concepts come alive, inspiring her clients to look at what they do with the fresh perspective they need to achieve results.

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