5S Workplace Organization Method

Is your shop floor following the global standard for workplace organization? If not, consider using 5S, a lean manufacturing methodology for minimizing waste and maximizing productivity.


5S has been widely used in the manufacturing industry for organizing and maintaining workplaces. This five-step process helps visually identify and systematically eliminate waste. By instituting the 5S methodology you can maximize your resource usage, minimize delays, and boost productivity. Get a demo to see how you can have an efficient shop floor.

Learning Objectives
  • Recall the five phases of the 5S workplace organization method.
  • Understand the logic behind the structured application of the 5S method.
  • Identify the importance of each phase of the 5S method in a workplace.
  • Understand real world application of the 5S method in industrial scenarios.
This course includes
Pre / Post-Assessment
Course Length: 1.5 h
Completion Certificate

Originally based on the CANDO method by Henry Ford discussed in his book Today and Tomorrow, the 5S methodology is credited to Toyota and Taiichi Ohno.

The global standard for 5S is represented in Japanese terms, Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, and Shitsuke. In English, the terms are Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.

What is 5s?

A place for everything and everything in its place

Benjamin Franklin

Table of Contents


  • Sort Phase
  • Sort Abnormalities

Set in Order

  • Set in Order Phase
  • Set in Order Methods


  • Shine Phase
  • Shine Techniques


  • Standardize Phase
  • Standardize Procedures


  • Sustain Phase
  • Sustain Practices

Course Completion

After completing this course you will receive a certificate of completion.