March 23, 2022

Lean Principles

Lean principles are designed to help an organization achieve process perfection. The foundation of lean principles are employee involvement, adding the maximum value, and the elimination of waste. Lean is a journey toward understanding the customer and their needs. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Define and describe the concepts of lean, including pull and perfection • Define and describe the elimination of waste using tools like 5S, kaizen, and poke-yoke • Use a value stream map to identify waste • Explain value • Define value, value-added, and non-value-added • Identify the terms used to describe waste • Describe the theory of constraints
March 23, 2022

The History of Lean Manufacturing

In this course, you’ll learn about the history of lean manufacturing. You’ll discover how the contributions of Henry Ford, Taiichi Ohno, and Shigeo Shingo worked together to form what is today called lean manufacturing. You’ll also find out about the three essential elements of the Toyota Production System. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List the major contributions in the history of lean manufacturing • Identify the principles and practices of using lean manufacturing • Name the three essential elements of the Toyota Production System
March 23, 2022

Workplace Organization

A disorganized work area not only makes it hard to find items, but it makes working effectively and efficiently difficult as well. In this course, you’ll learn about the importance of workplace organization, the methods used to organize the workplace, and the 5S program. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List the principles of workplace organization • Identify the methods used to organize the workplace • Recognize the methods used to measure workplace organization
March 23, 2022

S1: Sort

In this course, you’ll learn about the process of Sort. Sort involves getting rid of unnecessary items and general clutter in the work area. Sort helps ensure that only necessary items remain in the workplace. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Define the 5S meaning of Sort • Match Sort with its requirements and compliance activity • Identify key actions for Sort • Explain how Sort is executed in the workplace
March 23, 2022

S2: Straighten

In this course, you will learn about Straighten. Straighten is a method for organizing the workplace to reduce wasted steps, motion, and time. You’ll explore techniques designed to help you store tools where they’re needed and visually obvious. You’ll also learn to use outlines and labels to identify the location of machines, walkways, and storage areas. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Define the 5S meaning of Straighten • Match Straighten with its requirements and compliance activity • Identify key actions for Straighten • Explain how Straighten is executed in the workplace
March 23, 2022

S3: Shine

In this course, you will learn to Shine. Shine is maintaining order through cleaning. Daily cleaning routines are established to maintain a clean and tidy working environment. You’ll explore steps for keeping equipment clean and in good working order. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Define the 5S meaning of Shine • Match Shine with its requirements and compliance activity • Identify key actions for Shine • Explain how Shine is executed in the workplace
March 23, 2022

S4: Standardize

In this course, you will learn about standardizing the Sort, Straighten, and Shine activities. You’ll also discover basic guidance on how to keep the 5S effort active in your organization. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Match Standardize with its requirements and compliance activity • Identify the key actions for Standardize • Explain how Standardize is executed in the workplace
March 23, 2022

S5: Sustain

The last step of 5S, Sustain, is considered the most difficult step of the 5S process. Sustain is defined as the training and discipline needed to maintain 5S. In this course, you’ll learn why sustaining the 5S effort takes so much work and commitment by everyone. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Understand Sustain requirements and compliance activity • Identify the key action steps for Sustain • Explain how Sustain is executed in the workplace