5S is a precursor to many lean manufacturing practices and one of many keys to forming a culture of kaizen (continuous improvement).
5S methodology training resources are easy to find on the internet. However, many of these resources lack quality and creativity.
You may do well-enough if you have lots of time on your hands to search through the haystack and piece together various videos and training snippets. However, if you want to leverage these resources to train others the experience will remain a bit disjointed.
So rather than point you to dated PowerPoint files, PDFs, and videos, I offer some of my own best resources here, which are comprehensive, consistent, and engaging.
The Best YouTube Has To Offer
When I started Lean Smarts in 2017 I launched with a “home edition” 5S methodology training series on YouTube.
The introductory video continues to be very popular among organizations teaching 5S.
To get full access to all 40 minutes of this video course, I recommend enrolling (for free) in the Lean Smarts Academy.
Why? Because enrolling in my free course also gets you a few bonus resources. The videos are also ad-free, which is not the case on YouTube.
Looking for More 5S Methodology Training Resources?
My home edition 5S videos provide you a complete 5S methodology training (with the exception of a video for “sustain”).
But… let’s be honest… it’s filmed in a kitchen!
Many organization love the fact that I’ve made 5S simple enough to demonstrate it in everyday life. But if you’re looking for a full-fledged 5S methodology training series with a professional backdrop, check out my updated 5S Productivity course.
Here’s a sneak peak of the introduction…
The course comes with six core videos that teach all five 5S disciplines in 35 minutes.
It also contains links to 40 of the best YouTube videos on 5S, which are useful for reinforcing key ideas and keeping the content fresh over time.
Best of all, my 5S Productivity course is bundled together with other kaizen-focused training videos via the Lean Starter Membership.
This lets you develop a holistic view of lean that teaches 5S, waste elimination, and standardization.
New To 5S? Get Up To Speed…
If you’ve made it this far but are actually still trying to learn what 5S is, I’ve written a summary of 5S to get you up to speed!
That one page will explain a lot. And if you ever have questions, feel free to contact me!