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School of Lean


If you can’t do 5S, you can’t do Lean. 

Or, as Gem­ba Acad­e­my co-founder Ron Pereira likes to say, With­out 5S, you can for­get the rest.”

5S is a sys­tem for Work­place Man­age­ment, named for a series of steps that all begin with the let­ter S: Seiri (Sort), Seiton (Straight­en), Seiso (Shine), Seiket­su (Stan­dard­ize), and Shit­suke (Sus­tain).

The method­ol­o­gy focus­es on cre­at­ing a clean and order­ly work­space that expos­es waste and makes it easy to iden­ti­fy prob­lems or abnor­mal­i­ties as they emerge. 

This 5S online train­ing series pro­vides step-by-step instruc­tions for achiev­ing each S,” a roadmap for imple­men­ta­tion, and a look at how actu­al Lean busi­ness­es use this strat­e­gy in their day-to-day operations.

What You’ll Learn in This 5S Training Course

In this 5S train­ing course, you’ll learn how to cre­ate a clean, safe, and orga­nized work­space that sets the stage for con­tin­u­ous improve­ment. Our pro­gram breaks 5S down into the fol­low­ing mod­ules that prove 5S is so much more than a clean­ing initiative.

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Benefits of Gemba Academy’s 5S Training Classes

Dur­ing this 5S train­ing video series, you’ll learn to imple­ment this foun­da­tion­al method­ol­o­gy in your own orga­ni­za­tion and take the first step in adopt­ing a com­pre­hen­sive Lean strat­e­gy, cre­at­ing a strong foun­da­tion for con­tin­u­ous improvement.

At Gem­ba Acad­e­my, we believe there’s always room to improve and offer con­ver­sa­tion­al train­ing that helps cus­tomers change for the bet­ter. Ben­e­fits of work­ing with us include:

  • On-demand learn­ing.

    The plat­form fea­tures 2,000+ videos ded­i­cat­ed to Lean man­age­ment and Six Sig­ma tools and method­olo­gies. Our con­tent is avail­able in mul­ti­ple lan­guages and acces­si­ble through three dif­fer­ent plans: a shared sub­scrip­tion to our Learn­ing Library, a Learn­ing Sys­tem that pro­vides a host­ed LMS, cus­tom learn­ing paths, and detailed report­ing tools, or an LMS inte­gra­tion for enter­prise clients.

  • Prac­ti­cal resources.

    Video class­es include down­load­able tem­plates such as the 5S Action Guide, red-tag­ging, and audit check­lists for the office and the shop, allow­ing learn­ers to put new con­cepts into action. Each video is between 5 – 15 min­utes long, and lessons are rein­forced with inter­ac­tive quizzes, case stud­ies, and oppor­tu­ni­ties for team discussions.

  • Train­ing based on real-world experience.

    Online train­ing cours­es fea­ture expert prac­ti­tion­ers who share lessons learned from real-world expe­ri­ence work­ing with com­pa­nies of all sizes, from all around the world. Lessons focus on teach­ing users how to iden­ti­fy and solve prob­lems in a series of short bursts that won’t waste learn­ers’ time.