5S- The Visual Workplace


Date(s) - February 12, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

EDC of Elkhart County


This workshop offers participants an opportunity to experience first-hand how a 5S System can reduce 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 manager.


This event is fully booked. Please contact linda@elkhartcountybiz.com to be added to the Waitlist.

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