5 S of Workplace Organization/Visual Factory – Lean

Learn how to transform a factory into a place where information concerning product quality, productivity, schedule and safety are visually accessible at any given moment.  Participants learn the 5 S methodology to implement specific, easy-to-access visual systems to enhance communications and productivity.

With case histories and visual examples, course participants learn what visual order is, what the visual workplace looks like and how these concepts function on the production shop floor.  The course teaches how to deal with resistance, develop checklists and use a process audit to drive the process.

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  • 5 S definition and “how to” for each S
    • Sort
    • Set-in-order
    • Shine
    • Standardize
    • Sustain
  • Benefits of 5 S
  • Workplace scan
  • Red tag strategy
  • Visual controls
  • 5 S checklist
  • 5 S audit


This class features a hands-on simulated factory where participants will experience the benefits of workplace organization by applying the lecture concepts and measuring the impact.

Course Length:
4 hours

8:00 am – 12 Noon  CST

Class Size:
10-20 participants

$2500 to purchase an entire class for your company
$175 per person for open enrollment

Training held at UAH will also be charged $20 per person/per day for consumables.


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Photo-Video Notice:  UAH – ATN staff may attend open-enrollment training session(s) to take photos or record video for marketing-promotional use.  Instructors will notify training attendees before photos or video are taken if they wish to decline participation.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations during the workshop, please contact us at Customer Service or 256.824.5326. Two weeks advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access.