Join Steven Brown for an in-depth discussion in this video 5 Ss, part of Lean Six Sigma Foundations.
- Leonardo da Vinci once said that…"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."…He believed that the most advanced systems…were the simplest systems.…Toyota agrees with him.…The foundation for good processes is an organized workplace.…Lean helps you organize the workplace with a simple tool…commonly called the 5 Ss.…Although Lean applications depend on a remarkable attention…to detail, you start with a pretty simple approach.…The 5 Ss specifically define a system for organizing…and standardizing the workplace, and they come…from Japanese terms that stand for Sort -…Ensure that each item in a workplace is in its proper place.…
If the item is not needed, remove it.…Set in Order - Arrange materials and tools…so that they are easy to find when needed.…Shine - Keep the work area clean, which is also important…from a safety perspective.…Standardize - Establish formal procedures…to ensure all steps are performed correctly…and consistently.…Sustain - Continue the standardized process…through effective training and communication practices.…
Steven outlines the process stages in Six Sigma (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control), along with the Lean toolkit: the 5s principles, kanban (scheduling), downtime, poka-yoke (error proofing), and kaizen (continuous improvement). He also explains how leadership works within Lean Six Sigma, the principles of project execution, and how Lean Six Sigma is applied to the service sector and supply chain management. Make sure to watch the "Next steps" video at the end of the course for further resources.
- Why Lean Six Sigma?
- Understanding the five steps of Six Sigma
- Understanding the 5 Ss of Lean
- Leading a Lean Six Sigma project
- Controlling a Lean Six Sigma project
- Using Lean Six Sigma for services and supply chain management