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1st Edition

The 5S Playbook
A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

ISBN 9781498730358
Published September 8, 2015 by Productivity Press
79 Pages 77 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides detailed step-by-step guidelines on how to properly implement 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Scrub, Standardize, Sustain) and the visual workplace. It is ideal for Lean practitioners and facilitators looking for a training tool and a guideline that can be used in the work area.

Table of Contents


8 Wastes

Lean Metrics

5S Supply List

5S Supply Cart


Step 1
Red Tagging
Why Sort?
Red-Tag Areas
Rented Container
Sorting Hardware
Body Shop
Removal Procedure
Removal Ideas

Set in Order
Stage 2
Painted Work Areas and Aisleways
Floor Tape Work Areas and Aisleways
Machine Shop
Tool Check Cards
Tool Placement

Stage 3


End-of-Day Cleanup Procedure
Daily Walkthrough
5S Audit Form/Criteria
Sample 5S Audit Form: Form 5-1
Assigning Auditors and Rotation
Sample Auditor Rotation
5S Tracking Sheet
Sample 5S Tracking Sheet
Incentive Program

5S Shadow Board: How-to Reference Guide
Why Use a 5S Shadow Board?
How to Build a 5S Shadow Board
Steps 1 and 2
Step 1: Paint Peg Board
Step 2: Begin to Place the Boards on a Flat Surface to Verify Space Requirements
Steps 3 and 4
Step 3: Hang Board in Desired Location
Step 4: Place Tools on Board
Steps 5, 6, and 7
Step 5: Leave Enough Room for the Shadow or Outline
Step 6: Finalize All Tool Locations
Step 7: Use a Paint Pen to Outline Tool
Steps 8 and 9
Step 8: Make and Place Labels Near Tool
Step 9: Place Color Tape Around Tool for Designation
Steps 10 and 11
Step 10: Designate the Board with a Location
Step 11: Place a Designation Label on Tool


Definition of Terms


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Chris Ortiz is the founder and president of Kaizen Assembly, a Lean manufacturing training and implementation firm in Bellingham, Washington. Chris has been featured on CNN Headline News on the show "Inside Business with Fred Thompson." He is the author of six books on Lean manufacturing.

Chris is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at conferences around North America. He has also been interviewed on KGMI radio and the American Innovator and has written numerous articles on Lean manufacturing and business improvement for various regional and national publications.

Kaizen Assembly’s clients include industry leaders in aerospace, composites, processing, automotive, rope-manufacturing, restoration equipment, food processing, and fish-processing industries.

Chris is considered to be an expert in the field in Lean manufacturing implementation and has over 15 years of experience in Lean manufacturing and business improvement.

Watch Fred Thompson talk about Kaizen Assembly and Chris Ortiz on "Inside Business with Fred Thompson" at: