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Episode 23
STANDARDIZE and SUSTAIN: Establishing a Culture of Discipline
Don't waste the first three S's—assure that when the 5S event is complete the results will stick

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

Video Length:
23 min

Without an effective system of standardization and sustainment, the first three S’s are wasted.  In order to properly and completely standardize and sustain, management at all levels must be actively involved in accordance with their Leader Standard Work. They must create an environment of discipline, and they themselves must be disciplined to set the example for all supervisors to follow in order to build a foundation for the success of the rest of the lean journey.  


  • Introduction  (2:45 min)
  • The meaning of 3S + 2S = 5S  (1:59 min)
  • Why STANDARDIZING is so important  (5:48 min)
  • What to STANDARDIZE  (2:36 min)
  • How to SUSTAIN  (7:34 min)
  • The 5S Challenge  (1:43 min)

Target Audience

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