Tools and techniques
Karen Martin & Associates
Description5S is a simple and powerful performance improvement tool that outlines the five steps to creating workplace organization: sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain. Together, with another closely related tool visual workplace, a properly executed 5S program produces significant improvements in productivity, morale, and expense reductions. Participants will learn the step-by-step approach to planning and executing 5S activities and building sustainability to ensure that workplace organization becomes part of the organizations DNA.
AbstractParticipants will receive hard copy planning tools and templates that will be used during three group activities. Content will include many pre- and post- pictures, examples of results, and the step-by-step how-tos for planning, executing, and conducting 5S event follow-up for 5S events.
Here's an example of a recent 5S event I facilitated that illustrates the aggressive results that teams can achieve in a short period of time. In only two and a a half days the team from a med-surg unit for a mid-sized hospital accomplished the following: