Past Meetup

5 S Workshop - Paving the way for visual management and continuous improvement

This Meetup is past

40 people went

Location image of event venue


What is 5S?

5S is a fundamental Lean tool, commonly used as the entry gate into Lean Thinking in a manufacturing context. Although 5 S methodology has originally come from manufacturing, it's also applicable to any kind of organization, whether they develop products physically or digitally.

By applying 5 S in your organisation you will set the ground for standardization, visual management, continuous improvement and waste reduction.

5 S is a driver for quality, efficiency and organisational culture improvements.

The expected benefits are:
- improve the work environment
- increase personnel morale
- to make improvement opportunities visible
- reduce time spent to perform activities
- reduce costs
- engage everyone

What are the Five 5 S?

5 S was developed in Japan and stands for the Japanese words seiri (sort), seiton (set in order), seiso (shine), seiketsu (standardize), and shitsuke (sustain or discipline). It may sound common sedse at the beginning, but many companies fails on implementing 5 S for ignoring the systematic approach of these five mutual dependent steps or by implementing 5 S top down as a mandate.

Who should attend:

Anybody involved with teamwork collaboration seeking to improve workplace environment.

Questions we should discuss:

Is there a management 3.0 way to introduce 5 S to your team?

How does 5 S apply to an agile team or an agile firm?

Where can I start?

Speaker Bio:

Jackson is a Lean Office consultant with 7 years experience as Lean Office Facilitator for the Volvo Group and previous Operational Excellence experience at Accenture.
He has been directly involved on Lean implementation and Lean strategy design for driving continuous improvement culture, customer satisfaction and efficiency programs for many locations, including projects in United States, France, India, Poland, Sweden and Brazil.

Jackson graduated in Economics, has an MBA in supply chain management, and is currently performing a Master in Business Management from an Innovation and Internationalization Perspective at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). He is writing his thesis over knowledge management and innovation culture.


Doors open: 6:15pm

Talk starts promptly: 6:45pm

Networking and pizza: 8pm

Many thanks again to EPAM for sponsoring the pizza.