MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


The 5S System


Date(s) - February 26th, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Manufacturers Resource Center

The 5S System
Workplace Organization & Standardization (Class is filled. If you wish to be on our wait list, please contact Diane Lewis at or (610) 628.4578)

February 26, 2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Manufacturers Resource Center
Hanover Office Plaza
961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 200
Allentown, PA 18109

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The 5S System: Workplace Organization and Standardization is a Lean Enterprise Methodology that reduces waste through a systematic application of the 5S’s:

Sort Remove unnecessary items from the workplace. “When in doubt, throw it out.”
Set-in-Order Locate everything at the point of use.  

“A place for everything, and everything in its place.”


Shine Clean everything inside and out.
Prevent dirt and contamination from occurring.
“The best cleaning is to not need cleaning.”



Make a routine and a standard for what good looks like.


“See and recognize what needs to be done,”




Foster a culture that maintains the previous 4S’s.


“The less self-discipline you need, the better.”


Training Format

Full day of training with “Simulated” 5S Kaizen Event

The 5S System will be delivered as a combination of presentation and application of the 5S techniques.There will be a simulated production line with assembly areas, tools, and inventory.  Participants will serve as employees in the operation.


  • It can be done today
  • Everyone can participate
  • Waste is made visible
  • Improves set up times
  • Improves quality, safety, morale and productivity


Implementation Results

On average, typical results attained:

  • Lead-time reduced by 95%
  • Productivity increased 20-50%
  • Work-in-process reduced 90%,
  • Quality improved 50-90%
  • Spaced utilization reduced by 50-75%
  • Increased flexibility and worker skill enhancement


Course Objectives

After participating in 5S Training, participates will know:

  • What 5S is
  • Why we do 5S
  • How we do 5S
  • The benefits of implementing 5S


Who should attend & participate? 

CEOs, VPs, Directors, General Managers, Managers, Supervisors, Group Leaders, QA, Engineers, Controllers, operators from manufacturing, production, maintenance, material handling, production planning, finance, administration, human resources, marketing or anyone that wants to apply the 5S methodology to eliminate waste, improve processes, increase throughput, and improve the bottom line.

Cost:  $350/person or $300/person if 3 or more

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Mike Withka, Senior Strategy Manager, Lean Coach
Gene Kaschak, Strategy Manager, Lean Coach
Manufacturers Resource Center
961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 200
Allentown, PA 18109

“Lean Manufacturing is the best competitive tool available in business today. … Our savings from productivity and cycle time to work-in-process inventory have been dramatic.”

…… Joseph C. Day, President & CEO, Freudenberg-NOK

Note: All registration fees must be received in advance of the date of your event. Also, MRC must be notified two weeks in advance of this event if you need to cancel, otherwise we can only grant a credit to another MRC event. Remember, you can also send a substitute.


Registrations are closed for this event.