The 5S Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner (The LEAN Playbook Series)

The 5S Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner (The LEAN Playbook Series)

By: Chris A. Ortiz (author)Paperback

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A powerful and effective Lean tool, 5S can help prevent company failure and launch an organization into world-class operational excellence. Until now, however, there has been a need for a book with detailed step-by-step guidelines on how to properly implement 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Scrub, Standardize, Sustain) and the visual workplace. Complete with color images, The 5S Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner fills this need. This new book in The LEAN Playbook Series is your guide to proper 5S and visual workplace implementation. It is ideal for Lean practitioners and facilitators looking for a training tool and a guideline that can be used in the work area while improvements are being made. Like a football coach, you can use this playbook for quick reference to convey what's needed to facilitate effective 5S kaizen events. If for some reason you forget a "play" during the 5S implementation, you can easily reference the playbook. You can follow page by page and use the playbook to facilitate a 5S implementation, or you can go directly to certain topics and use it to help you implement that particular "play." The playbook includes color images from actual 5S implementations. In addition to the images, a combination of short paragraphs and bulleted descriptions walk you through each step of an effective 5S implementation. Looking for supplemental information or Lean coaching from Chris Ortiz? Go to to receive ongoing support and advice on how to use The LEAN Playbook Series for training and implementation.

About Author

Chris Ortiz is the founder and president of Kaizen Assembly, a Lean manufacturing training and implementation firm in Bellingham, Washington. Chris has been featured on CNN Headline News on the show "Inside Business with Fred Thompson." He is the author of six books on Lean manufacturing. Chris is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at conferences around North America. He has also been interviewed on KGMI radio and the American Innovator and has written numerous articles on Lean manufacturing and business improvement for various regional and national publications. Kaizen Assembly's clients include industry leaders in aerospace, composites, processing, automotive, rope-manufacturing, restoration equipment, food processing, and fish-processing industries. Chris is considered to be an expert in the field in Lean manufacturing implementation and has over 15 years of experience in Lean manufacturing and business improvement. Watch Fred Thompson talk about Kaizen Assembly and Chris Ortiz on "Inside Business with Fred Thompson" at:


Introduction 8 Wastes Lean Metrics 5S Supply List 5S Supply Cart Sort Step 1 Red Tagging Why Sort? Red-Tag Areas Production Boxes Rented Container Office Sorting Hardware Body Shop Removal Procedure Removal Ideas Set in Order Stage 2 Painted Work Areas and Aisleways Floor Tape Work Areas and Aisleways Machine Shop Tools Tool Check Cards Examples Tool Placement Scrub Stage 3 Standardize Sustain End-of-Day Cleanup Procedure Daily Walkthrough 5S Audit Form/Criteria Sample 5S Audit Form: Form 5-1 Assigning Auditors and Rotation Sample Auditor Rotation 5S Tracking Sheet Sample 5S Tracking Sheet Incentive Program 5S Shadow Board: How-to Reference Guide Introduction Why Use a 5S Shadow Board? How to Build a 5S Shadow Board Steps 1 and 2 Step 1: Paint Peg Board Step 2: Begin to Place the Boards on a Flat Surface to Verify Space Requirements Steps 3 and 4 Step 3: Hang Board in Desired Location Step 4: Place Tools on Board Steps 5, 6, and 7 Step 5: Leave Enough Room for the Shadow or Outline Step 6: Finalize All Tool Locations Step 7: Use a Paint Pen to Outline Tool Steps 8 and 9 Step 8: Make and Place Labels Near Tool Step 9: Place Color Tape Around Tool for Designation Steps 10 and 11 Step 10: Designate the Board with a Location Step 11: Place a Designation Label on Tool Completion Examples Conclusion Definition of Terms Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781498730358
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 79
  • ID: 9781498730358
  • weight: 272
  • ISBN10: 1498730353

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