Industry Work Culture - Japanese Technologies


5s in TQM! Japanese Technologies

5S stands for the 5 steps of this methodology: Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. These steps involve going through everything in a space, deciding what's necessary and what is not, putting things in order, cleaning, and setting up procedures for performing these tasks on a regular basis.

With the ever changing economic climate, many organisations are periodically adjusting their resources to align with business strategy. This often results in the need to achieve more work with fewer resources. In order to remain successful, businesses must become more efficient, reduce waste and thereby reduce cost. We must find ways to do what we are currently doing in less time and at a lower cost. One way we can accomplish this is through the use of 5S Principles. The 5S Principles are very effective at identifying and eliminating waste and increasing efficiency. There is a lot of information about 5S and how it came to be. The popular belief is that the Japanese invented the 5S Methodology because the letter “S” stands for five Japanese words, that when translated to roman script, start with the letter “S”.

In actuality, the principles within 5S were being utilized decades before by Mr. Henry Ford. It has been reported that prior to 1920, Mr. Ford was using CANDO in his manufacturing processes. The acronym CANDO stands for Cleaning up, Arranging, Neatness, Discipline and Ongoing improvement.  In the 1950s, representatives from Toyota visited the Ford facilities to be trained in automotive mass production methods. The Japanese later adapted the CANDO methods and applied them in their production facilities. Some commonly used words describing the steps in 5S are Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize and Sustain. Throughout different companies, various words are used that have similar meanings. No matter what specific words are used to identify the steps in 5S, the purpose remains the same: create a clean, organized and efficient work environment.

Program Overview:

This is a detailed 5S course, covering all the 5S steps with PDF sheets for easy implementation, this course will teach students how to organize and maintain work area so that everyone performs to best of their ability, a workplace which is efficient and without defects. Each step has been discussed in detail and downloadable resources provided for easy and efficient implementation.

Step 1 - Sort

Step 2 - Set-in-Order

Step 3 - Shine

Step 4 - Standardize

Step 5 – Sustain

The best course to understand and implement 5S methodology. With over 4 hours of video content and reference forms that will help in conducting 5S events. Each step is explained in detail and in case you get stuck simply asks the coach, she will answer your queries and provide appropriate solutions. Optimize your workplace; make it ergonomic, efficient, defect- free and safe.

This program provides you with the most flexible learning environment possible. This program is offered as a self-paced program often referred to as an asynchronous online program which is time-independent, meaning that it can be accessed 24X7 life time access.

This program can be accessed from multiple devices which make it easy to learn on the go. Lectures that are pre-recorded or slide presentation with voice-over commentary, interactive discussion boxes, real time modelling on different advanced software, GIF , Videos , graphs etc.

Program outcomes
  • Knowledge about 5S method steps and practical contingencies.

  • The knowledge to lead the implementation of a 5S program.

  • The knowledge to simplify the tasks, using visual management.

  • Learn Jishu Hozen (Autonomous Maintenance)

  • Knowledge of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

  • Knowledge of Safety, Health and Environment - S.H.E Policy

  • Learn Quality Maintenance, Office TPM, Poke Yoke

  • Mobile/Laptop/Tablet with good internet connectivity.
  • Interested in understanding Japanese Work Culture


  • 17 Lessons
  • 03:28:00 Hours
  • Introduction to the course 00:18:00
  • Introduction to Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) - Available Now00:10:00
  • Benefits of achieving higher OEE - Available Now00:07:00
  • Introduction to 5’s00:27:00
  • Planned and Predictive Maintenance00:09:00
  • Brief about Kaizen00:06:00
  • Introduction to Quality Maintenance00:10:00
  • 7 QC tools00:10:00
  • How training play important role00:10:00
  • Skill and Competency Matrix00:10:00
  • Benefits00:10:00
  • Introduction to Office TPM00:10:00
  • Introduction to SHE policy00:06:00
  • Overview of ISO 14001:2015 - Coming soon00:00:00
  • Poke Yoke00:18:00
  • Assessment 1

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