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We have the tools and the know-how to help you improve the profitability, productivity, quality and efficiency of your company.  Whether you know exactly what you need or don’t know where to start, we can help you create sustainable and repeatable process improvements. So, you can get on with your day.

Lean manufacturing is one of the best ways for companies to streamline processes, increase productivity and reduce waste in any workspace.  

The 5S system is one of the most effective ways to implement your lean manufacturing program. The problem is that most people don’t have the time to spend learning all about lean management and then searching for products. It can be overwhelming and frustrating.

The team at The 5S Store knows how you feel. We’ve been there.


Our staff specializes in all things 5S.

David Visco leads The 5S Store as the most trusted source in the industry. The team has continued to develop easy-to-follow programs that simplify organizational processes through the use of the 5S’s.

  1. Sort: Sorting and removal of unnecessary items from the workplace.
  2. Set in Order: Designate standardized storage areas.
  3. Shine: Clean, repair and maintain overlooked workspaces.
  4. Standardize: Clearly communicate procedures, responsibilities and expectations.
  5. Sustain: Regular audits to address process changes and missteps.



Sometimes you just need a little help. Sometimes you need a little more. Our 5S Assessment Program is designed to get you well on your way to optimum workplace management. The program is a one day, in-person tour of your facility where we can thoroughly analyze your current 5S lean manufacturing program. A 5S expert will conduct a robust and thorough analysis of your current practices to help guide you towards success.

Here are just a few of the components we will review:

  • Current 5S Training Program
    • Is the current program effective?
    • What are ways that the current program could be improved?
  • Red Tag Process Review
    • We will review current red tag process, space constraints and help you develop a written red tag procedure for effective storage.
  • 5S Standards
    • We will review colors, supplies, expectations, ease-of-use and clarity of current 5S materials.
  • Sustaining
    • Are reward or recognition programs in place that will inspire motivation and adoption of strategies?
  • 5S Audit
    • We will review scoring, subjectivity, expectations, accountability, frequency, enthusiasm, roles and responsibility.
  • 5S Communication
    • How do you currently communicate expectations to employees?
    • Has communication been updated to reflect recent changes?
    • How does your staff perceive the 5S methodology?
  • Set in Order
    • Is 5S material readily available and stocked?
    • Are there standardized procedures in place?
    • Do employees feel empowered to apply lean manufacturing principles?
  • 5S Company Hierarchy
    • Are supervisors, management and senior staff aware of their unique 5S roles?
    • Have employees been clearly instructed on their responsibilities?
    • Behavioral Challenges
    • Are there any challenges that are impacting 5S progress?
  • Visual Management
    • Are visual control methods being implemented such as floor marking tape, signs, Kanban, safety and 5S?
  • Bi-weekly Phone Calls:
    • Phone calls are included to review improvements and ongoing challenges.
  • Action Plan:
    • A thoroughly defined action plan will be created to address next steps.

After careful consideration, you will receive a comprehensive report that includes a detailed action plan for improvement.

The on-site assessment also includes two bi-weekly phone calls to review recent improvements and to discuss any ongoing challenges. We can also custom-tailor your assessment to meet your unique needs. As an added benefit, we will report on any employee safety concerns that we encounter.



The 5S Store is the leading provider for 5S Visual Management Supplies and custom point-of-use solutions.

To further ease the confusion and stress that 5S implementation can cause, we added a full-service on-site consulting division. Over the course of 1-2 months, we will work with you on-site to develop a 5S program that meets your specific needs. From in-house training to full program designs, we truly are your one-stop-shop for everything 5S.

Consulting services include:

  • 5S On-Site Training and Plant Level Program Design/Installation -

In-person training is provided over the course of several days. Trainees receive robust, hands-on experience implementing all facets of 5S. By the end of training, the team will be able to implement 5S in all areas of the facility. Trainees will also receive digital copies of documentation and train-the-trainer materials.

  • On-Site 5S Program Assessment

A full one-day assessment of the customer’s current 5S program. Once assessment is completed, customers will receive ideas on how to optimize their current program. Within one week of the visit, customers will receive a detailed report of each area of 5S, including photos and any observed safety concerns.

  • Stockroom Design and Efficiency Improvement Services

Through David Visco’s expert advice and support, customers will be able to evaluate their current stockroom and warehouse space for maximum efficiency and flow. Once the desired result is achieved, 5S strategies can then be implemented to further maximize productivity.

  • Production Work Flow Improvements and Kaizen Support

An in-depth look at a customer’s particular processes that is followed up with a framework for process improvement over time.  Your 3-4 day Kaizen event will be coordinated to either address a persistent problem or improve flow in a work cell or operation.   

  • Value Stream Mapping (manufacturing and office space)

A facilitator will arrive on-site to offer hands-on value stream mapping (VSM) exercises. These exercises are designed to help customers understand how to better document, analyze and improve processes of production from origin to delivery. There are two main goals of this service. One is to identify processes that do not provide value and find solutions to eliminate waste. And the other is to help management become more aware of the impact that certain actions have on production.

  • Cell Design/ Factory Design

Customers receive assistance evaluating the layout of their current facility to improve the flow of various work cells and stations based on their business needs. From here, detailed designs can be created to optimize productivity and meet certain criteria.

“Unlike typical lean consultants, we roll up our sleeves and work side-by-side with your employees to facilitate practical changes that produce lasting innovations – and empower teams to win.”—David Visco, President/5S Expert at The 5S Store.

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Listen to what some of their customers are saying:

I've worked with consultants in the past. With The 5S Store consultants, we accomplished so much in just a few days. The energy from The 5S Store trainer was like nothing I’ve seen before”.

—Matt P,  Kraft Foods.

We had many previous unsuccessful tape installations at our company until I came across David Visco from The 5S Store. He worked with us to successfully determine the best tape for our challenging environment and I’m very happy with the results.

—B. Orr. Production Supervisor

We asked David Visco, from The 5S Store, to come to our facility to conduct an assessment of our 5S program. David did a thorough analysis of our entire program and provided some great insights and ideas on how we could continue to improve. He was great to work with and very knowledgeable. I would recommend contacting David if you need to help with your 5S initiative.

—Emily, Abbott Nutrition, MI

Dave Visco and the team at the 5S store have been successfully servicing our organization for more than two years.  He has helped in a variety of areas, including new idea/best practice adoption, and implementation of key projects in both manufacturing and warehousing.   I highly recommend Dave and the 5S Store as a strategic addition to your team.

—Tom L., Manufacturing Manager

I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed working with you to improve 5S within our plant. You guys have been great to work with and the job you have done has been very professional. I am grateful for your candidness and your ethical way of doing business. You have made great efforts to help us obtain the best results and I hope to work with you again in the future.

—J King, General Mills, MO 

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We know how stressful 5S implementation can be on your own. We remember sitting around our own kitchen table stressing about trying to implement 5S. That’s why we’re here to help. We have the materials you need to implement your process improvement plans and learn effective strategies—to reduce that stress.

It just makes sense to get the products and support you need, all in one place. There’s no reason to spend countless hours scouring the web for 5S information and material. There’s no need to purchase from multiple vendors that don’t really know how 5S works. Now you don’t have to. The 5S Store has all the 5S solutions you need and the expert advice to make it happen. Sometimes, all it takes is just a phone call to get the answers you need.

Just remember that you’re not alone. Jumpstart your lean manufacturing program with support services from 5S experts today!

Everything 5S. Answers included.


For more information contact The 5S Store at (978)942-4610 or email at [email protected]

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