5S System – The Visual Workplace


Date(s) - March 27, 2024
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County


This workshop offers participants an opportunity to experience first-hand how a 5S System reduces waste in a simulated production facility. Participants learn the concepts of the 5S System – Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain – and then apply them to transform a cluttered, disorganized, inefficient production area into an orderly and productive workplace.

The outcome is more than just a clean work area. The workshop shows participants how a 5S System can increase the value-added output per worker, with improvements in productivity, safety, and quality with savings going right to the bottom line.


  • Describe differences in workplace appearance and functionality before and after the 5S process has been applied.
  • Perform an in-depth audit of workplace organization and standardization through use of a Workplace Scan.
  • Organize a workplace by applying the concepts of Sort, Set in Order, and Shine.
  • Standardize procedures to maintain and control an organized workplace using visual controls.
  • Explain methods to apply the fifth concept, Sustain.
  • Describe how 5S can help to improve workplace environmental health and safety.

Intended audience:   Manufacturing personnel, including technicians, engineers, and managers.

Workshop length: 8 hours

Location:  Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County, 300 NIBCO Parkway, Suite 201, Elkhart, IN

Cost: $295 per person until March 13, then $315 per person

Register by March 21, 2024

To Register: https://mep.purdue.edu/workshops-and-events/workshop-catalog-detail/?id=undefined&eventid=a3QRd000000TrXBMA0


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