6S methodology

Lean 6S

Course Description
6s is a systematic approach for productivity, quality, and safety improvement that is applicable to all types of business. Established by Toyota in the 1950s as 5S, a sixth S has been added to increase the focus on Safety. In addition to Safety, the other five S represent five Japanese disciplines for maintaining visual control at a workplace – Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, and Shitsuke – that can be translated from the Japanese to Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.

The 6s methodology focuses on having visual order, organization, cleanliness, and standardization. It simplifies and organizes a work environment, and reduces waste and non-value activity, while improving quality, efficiency, and safety. And a well- organized workplace motivates people.

Participants in this course will gain valuable insight into the 6S methodology through theoretical training and hands-on application. Additionally, QSG offers to work with participants’ organizations in the development of strategic 6S planning, execution, and tracking of a 6s program.

Who Should Attend
QSG’s 6S Training program is designed for manufacturing floor staff (including operators), supervisors, and office staff, such as engineers.

Learning Objectives
Through training and doing, participants will gain a thorough understanding of the principles and techniques necessary to implement, control, and improve a world-class 6S program.

Course Outline
Identify safety hazards
Establish preventive controls to keep employees safe in the work area
Focus is on prevention of safety incidents

Seiri (Sort)
Removing unnecessary items from the workplace
Creating a work environment that makes efficient use of space, saving time and energy

Seiton (Set in Order)
Organizing the workplace
“A place for everything and everything in its place”

Seiso (Shine)
Cleaning and refurbishing the workplace

Seiketsu (Standardize)
Standardizing equipment and techniques
Creating workplace consistency with tasks, knowledge, and expectations

Shitsuke (Sustain)
Sustaining the 6S system after implementation


Course Format
8 hours
Combination lecture and classroom exercises
Available at QSG’s training facilities and on-site at your organization

Course instructor
Jim Wasson – Consultant, Lean Six Sigma/Process Improvement

9:30am-5:30pm (EST)

Payment Type

Date Attending

Name of Attendee(s)

Name of Company

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