Monday, March 21, 2011

5S Animated Lean Video. . . with Catchy Soundtrack

A place for everything and everything in its place. 

That's the refrain for the 5S song in this animated video on 5S. Yes. A 5S song. Be warned, it's very catchy.

Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize and Sustain.  

This Lean video reviews all 5 of the S's in a cheesy, yet surprisingly invigorating way. At just under 4 minutes, the video doesn't over stay its welcome. Perfect for a little interlude in your training session. You could combine it with the 5S Numbers Game.

Although identifying the steps and touching on waste reduction, the video doesn't quite nail the primary benefit of 5S, namely creating a visual standard, so you can identify non-standard conditions. See your problems, so you can fix them!

For more, check out this excellent description of 5S.

Just remember that 5S is a continuous process. And if you don't get to the 4th and 5th S, you will fail! See this other video for a reminder of the benefits of the 4th SStandardize.

This video has been added to my growing list of Lean training videos.