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Episode 20
Preparing for the 5S Event
Make sure you have all the resources in place for a sustained success

This video is part 2 of 5 of the set:  5S

Video Length:
19 min

Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  5S failure is all too common but should not be tolerated; otherwise the entire success of an organization’s lean journey is in jeopardy. Planning is tantamount to the success of any 5S event and must be a high priority. Here’s how to ensure 5S success.


  • Introduction  (1:33 min)
  • How top management can show commitment to the event  (2:09 min)
  • What training is necessary before the event?  (1:14 min)
  • How to define the scope of the event  (4:09 min)
  • Physical and logistical needs  (4:06 min)
  • Job roles and responsibilities  (2:31 min)
  • How to conduct a 5S pre-audit  (3:02 min)

Target Audience

  • Kaizen team leaders
  • All levels of management
  • Supervisors
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. "
– Albert Einstein