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5S Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing and Sustaining Your 5S Program

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• Offers a clear, concise step-by-step format for implementing and sustaining an effective 5S program
• Includes online access to all forms and documents necessary for website presence of a 5S program
• Provides colorful before and after pictures from real-world 5S implementations

For decades, 5S practitioners have struggled with exactly how to implement and sustain a 5S program in their workplaces. While there are many books available on the organization methods suggested by 5S, few provide easy-to-understand, step-by-step guidance on how to set up and sustain successful 5S implementations. 5S Made Easy fills this need.

Written by an expert whose focus for the last decade has been nothing but 5S, the book supplies in-depth guidance on how to implement and sustain each of the 5S pillars sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain.

The book uses an easy-to-follow format that was designed for use during 5S events. It provides color images of real-world 5S solutions, including before and after pictures from the field. It also supplies readers with online access to all of the forms and documents needed for an effective 5S program. All the forms and documents are provided in an easily editable format to fit any operation.

ISBN#: 9-78149871-982-7
Authors: David Visco
Published: 2015
Pages: 92, 60 color
Size: 8-1/2" x 11
Binding: Spiral Bound, Paperback

Table of Contents:
- What Is 5S and Why Do It?
- How to Use This Book
- Develop Your Plan
- Train the Team
- Sort
- Set in Order and Shine
- Standardize
- Sustain
- The Ideal Conditions to Implement Lean

In Closing
5S Launch Guide
5S Materials Checklist


* * Reviews * *

"5S Made Easy is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for 5S in manufacturing. It nicely explains how 5S has a greater purpose than simple housekeeping. It is about

standardizing and improving - often overlooked points in a 5S deployment."
- Drew Locher, Change Management Associates; Shingo Prize-Winning Author of Lean Office and Service Simplified and Value Stream Mapping for Lean Development

"Hurray to Dave Visco for 5S Made Easy. When I ask customers How much time do you spend each day searching for material, information or tools? the typical response is about an hour. Regardless of the venue office, healthcare or factory the answer is almost always the same. A workplace that is not well organized generates an incredible amount of confusion, frustration, and delay every day! But every so often, I encounter a facility where employees declare proudly, We never search for anything. These are workplaces transformed by 5S, where employees and managers make workplace organization a regular part of their work and their continuous improvement. The stability created through an effective 5S process is critical to every other best practice, from set-reduction and TPM to kanban and standardized work. Daves book offers a step-by-step primer for any change leader who wants to get this foundational improvement method right the first time.
- Bruce Hamilton, President, GBMP

"5S has become one of the most popular improvement activities in factories, offices, and small shops across America. 5S is straightforward and effective in improving any operation. Despite its popularity, there are only a handful of books that explain how to do 5S. Veteran 5S coach and consultant, David Visco, has stepped in to help fill that gap with his how-to workbook, 5S Made Easy. Anyone can begin a 5S program in their department or business by following this books easy-to-understand steps. In addition, Visco has provided checklists, forms, and resource guides. Almost everything you need is right here."
- From the Foreword by Mike McCarthy, Lean Consultant and Author of Sustain Your Gains: The People Side of Lean-Six Sigma

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Average Customer Rating: (2 Reviews) Write a Review

Here is where you start! Stars Score 4

Reviewer: from Warwick, RI

If you are beginning a 5S program, this book will get you up to speed and give you the background you need to start getting deeper into the process. Good examples of each step in the process are included so you can adapt to your own situation.

Awesome Book! Stars Score 5

Reviewer: from Tampa, Florida

Love this book!


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