The 5S System by George Trachilis
What you'll learn
- Introduction to the 5S System
The 5S System for Workplace Organization, Standardization, Sanitizing, and Sterilization
Many have heard about the 5S System. Now (2021) it is applied to Sanitize and Sterilize with videos from a dental clinic. However, you decide to implement this improvement process - you must follow the 7 steps outlined in this course.
Join George Trachilis - experienced with 5S for 25 years - as he shares how his consulting firm was first created to consult on 5S and grew to be one of Canada's Hottest Growth companies. He shares PowerPoints, audit checklists, posters, and most importantly his knowledge of how to do 5S in the most efficient way possible. One of his students, Perry Thompson, shares the 5S process for the construction industry. This course has examples from a steel mill, metal processing plant, dental clinic, and fabrication shop.
Originally, Henry Ford came up with the CANDO system; Cleanliness, Arrangement, Neatness, Discipline, and Ongoing Improvement. However, it was further developed by the Japanese using words that started with the letter "S".
Keys and Tips to Implement the 5S Methodology
SEIRI (Sort) is about organizing and eliminating unnecessary items from your workplace
SEITON (Set in order) means setting in order the necessary items so that they are easy to find and use by everyone.
SEISO (Shine) - When shine is done right, you are using the inspection process to identify and eliminate problems. Keeping it clean is only part of the process. Preventing cleaning from happening is very powerful
SEIKETSU (Standardize) is about standardizing the first 3S's, and in this course, we share how to standardize workflow as well.
SHITSUKE (Sustain) is about the communication and commitment from management. It emphasizes employee ownership.
Please note we DO NOT share Japanese terms in this course. However, we have created a comic book character called MUDAMAN! This is an invisible villain that keeps us on a path of wasting our time (wasting our lives). See how to eliminate Mudaman by using 5S.
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Who this course is for:
- Anyone who has heard about Lean and 5S and wants an introduction course on the topic
Author & Speaker
George is the Shingo Research Award-winning contributor and publisher of the book, Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels. His insight as an entrepreneur and Lean Coach will astound. Don’t miss his talks. He welcomes meetings from friends he has not yet met - book him at GeorgeTrachilis dot com - the BOOK ME tab.
Perry has worked in the construction industry most of his adult life, you might say it was in his blood with his father in the concrete industry and his older brother a carpenter. Perry worked in construction on and off throughout his early years. He didn't get serious about the industry until he left the service and technologies industry to work for Parsons Electric. He has spent the last twenty plus years working for Parsons Electric in various roles from estimator, to project manager, to construction executive, to division manager, to prefabrication manager, and finally as their corporate Lean Executive Director.
Perry is a certified instructor for Lean Construction Institute (LCI), serves on the LCI education board, and is a certified instructor for George Trachilis Lean Leadership Institute (LLI). He has certified hundreds of lean students in the Parson's Black Belt program, developed by Perry and George for Parsons, to achieve the corporate goal of becoming a "Lean Ready" trade partner.
He has been fortunate to have received coaching from great lean leaders like Paul Akers, Mister Two Second Lean, Ritsuo Shingo, a former CEO for Toyota, Nigel Thurlow, Chief of Agile Training for Toyota, Dr. Jacob Abraham, former A3 problem solving coach for Toyota, and from his good friend George Trachilis, Co-founder of LLI. Perry humbly admits when surrounded by these giants he is still just Tom Thumb on his lean journey.
Perry and George have been collaborating for years to develop a trade partners system for understanding how lean works and applies to them. This culminated in the P4 Planning System that Parsons' uses for getting themselves ready for project Last Planner System® (LPS).
P4 Planning is the trade partner's simple four step system, the prep-work or homework for each trade to do prior the project team "Phase Pull Plan" and "Make Work Ready" of LPS. P4 Planning helps each individual trade partner break up their work into reliable weekly goals. It combines, simple process mapping, takt or pace planning, and conditions of satisfaction, and visual management to create a more reliable weekly plan.
Perry continues to develop lean leaders throughout the company from senior managers, middle managers, project managers, to field leaders.