skip to Main Content

5S -

5S is a five-step organization technique to create and maintain an intuitive workspace. The five steps are:

  • Sort – Remove unnecessary items from the workplace.
  • Set In Order – Arrange items so they are easily accessible.
  • Shine – Clean the work area so it is neat and tidy.
  • Standardize – Set standards for a consistently organized workplace.
  • Sustain – Maintain and review standards.

5S Training -

5S Training
Single Module

For a better understanding of 5S and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our 5S Training!

Webinar Recording: How to Harness the Power of 5S and Visual Management

For a better understanding of 5S and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our Free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training, Green Belt Training or Lean Training.

Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner at, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at UC San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.