Become Productive with 5S

and lay a foundation for continuous improvement

5S is a time-tested tool to maximize efficiency and make abnormalities detectable. With it, you can lay a foundation for extreme employee engagement, develop a raging lean culture, and promote continuous improvement that blows away your competition.

Best off all, 5S doesn't require any technology or special knowledge, and is fundamentally low-cost.

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Take a Sneak Peak Inside the Course

Sort with confidence

See real-world examples, accompanied with humor and fun.

Get rid of the clutter

Leverage simple training and effective 5S strategies (like the use of red tags) to make your workspace problem-free and efficient.

Connect 5S to your objectives

Discover how 5S is not an "add-on" to existing priorities but rather a basic practice of organizations choosing to be world class.

Optimize every workcell

Design your environment for peak efficiency and performance by eliminating homeless tools and setting your workspace in order!

Discover the true purposes of 5S

It's more than just cleaning. It's more than just organization. Learn 5S and lay a foundation for abnormality detection and world class efficiency!

Establish discipline and make lean sustainable

5S is a way of life and cannot be performed a few times a year or before a customer visit! Tap into hearts and minds and make 5S sustainable.
  • 6 Core Lessons

    Learn everything you need to know to 5S in 6 core lessons spanning 36 minutes of video training.

  • 40+ Supplemental Videos

    Reinforce key concepts with a curated list of public YouTube videos--over 90 minutes of additional training!

  • Perfect for all audiences

    Use the content for daily stand up meetings, concentrated training events, kaizen events, and new hire training.

What You'll Learn Inside the Course

  • How to sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain.

  • The two purposes of 5S: to make abnormalities visible and to improve efficiency.

  • How to use a red tag when performing sort.

  • Common tools and techniques to "set in order."

  • The importance of placing items at the point of use.

  • The role of continuous improvement in 5S practices.

  • How "shine" is more than just cleaning.

  • The role of inspection in "shine."

  • Strategies for standardizing sort, set in order, and shine practices.

  • The responsibility of all associates to sustain 5S.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • How to Use this Course
  • 2


    • 5S Introduction
    • Sort
    • Set in Order
    • Shine
    • Standardize
    • Sustain
  • 3


    • Templates and Forms

Membership Options

The Starter Membership

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Start growing people with essential lean concepts such as 5S Productivity, Kaizen Best Practices, The 7 Wastes of Lean, and Standardization.

The Maniac Membership

The Starter Membership plus everything else!

Take your education further by deep-diving into advanced lean topics including my Fundamentals of Lean and lean tours of successful organizations. Membership contents: 5S Productivity, The 7 Wastes of Lean, Kaizen Best Practices, Standardization, The Fundamentals of Lean, Experiencing Lean at Xylem Design.
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The Enterprise Membership

Learning Management System (LMS) integration.

Gain the ability to integrate all Lean Smarts videos into your learning management system (LMS).
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