Workplace Organization

Step 3 - Re-organize and make room for improvement

Course Summary

 What is Workplace Organization?
Workplace Organization is focused on the re-organization and visual  management of the equipment, materials, parts, information and people to  allow anyone entering the work area to determine its status at a  glance. Workplace Organization is the powerful combination of two lean  tools, 5S and Visual Management.
A 5S system is used to identify and eliminate waste that causes  searching for tools, equipment, information, etc. The 5S principle is “a  place for everything, and everything in its place.”
Visual controls are a series of techniques used to allow anyone to  differentiate between a normal and an abnormal situation. The purpose of  implementing visual controls is to manage a production process.

What are the steps in a 5S System?
A 5S system have five steps:
      1. Sort– Separate necessary from unnecessary items
      2. Set in Order– Identify a defined location for necessary items
      3. Shine– Inspect all necessary items through cleaning
      4. Standardize– Implement the best practices in all work areas
      5. Sustain– Develop 5S into a daily habit

What is involved in Visual Management?
Visual control techniques can be flashing lights with audible sounds  to attract attention such as can be seen at a crosswalk. They are used  to stop or correct a problem as it occurs. Some good example of visual  management are signs, lines and color coding to show where, when and how  to place items into designated locations.

Course Curriculum

Christopher Turner

After working for almost 40 years in the continuous improvement field with clients around the world, I am sharing my personal knowledge and hands-on experience through these cost-effective and self-paced online training courses with any person, group or organization that wants to learn how to improve their business processes.

John Gent


Highly Recommended Course. Easy to Understand, Informative, Very Well Organized. The Course is Full of Practical and Valuable for Anyone who wants to Enhance their Skills. Really Enjoyed it. Thank you!!

Course Pricing

  • Workplace Organization
  • $55 USD

    Step 3 - Clear out, clean up and Improve the work area

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