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5S typically turns into 1S- cleaning and while that is certainly part of the system, there are critical pieces that are left off that shortchange employees and employers to the true power of a 5S system. In the
“House of Lean” 5S is foundational, meaning that other Lean tools are made easier by understanding and practicing of 5S first.
The morning Sunrise Shine 5S starts with what most people understand: Cleaning. Come dressed in your old clothes for a lesson unlike others. We will indeed learn about 5S as a system and learn all of the steps. However, as a backdrop, we will start with cleaning an area at a host site. We will “clean up” an area and along with it, our misperceptions, approaches, management techniques and understanding of 5S as a system. We will see many examples of visual management and discuss techniques for workstation organization and pitfalls of integrating the system for long term sustainability.
You will leave dusty, informed and inspired!
Christian Wolcott, Optima Associates
Christian is a passionate change agent focused on inspiring organizational excellence. His years of continuous improvement experience in multiple business sectors include; manufacturing, social media, government, justice, finance, IT, service, retail, NGO and non-profit. His approach is honest, understanding and exacting; the alignment of people, the discovery of opportunity and provision of resources to understand the voice of customer and needs of all people aligned toward service.