|5S/5C as it is popularly known in the West, developed from concepts promoted by the Japanese Plant Maintenance Institute in 1972 when they first began to publicise TPM (Total Productive Maintenance). The concept was an immediate success due to the fact that Quality Circles were in some organisations beginning to run out of ideas for product realted things to improve. To be able to become involved in activities related to the improvement of their processes as well, gave the 5S/5C process gave teams a new lease of life and was another step in the process of increasing maturity and self management. |
This Lean Manufacturing Training 5S/5C course and others in the Fast Track series are based on David Hutchins extensive experience in Production Engineering in the automotive industry, the management of Quality and more than 30 years intensive research into Japanese management systems. David has visited most Toyota plants in Japan and in the UK, several of its suppliers including Nippon Denso and NGK Spark Plugs, Nissan both in Japan and the UK together with Calsonic, Honda and Hino Motors. He has also worked with Ford in the UK and Germany, Iran Khodro in Iran and parts suppliers in Hungary and Tunisia.
It has been said of David in Japan that he is the European that understands Japanese management better than any other Westerner that we have met.
This Lean Manufacturing Training Course will also be supported by one of the best trainers in the Lean Manufacturing field.
To be successful in the implemetation and effectiveness of 5S/5C teams is not as straight forward as it may at first appear and involves some fairly profound concepts in job design. These will be fully discussed in our course.
Dates: On demand
Location: On site
Fee: Please ask for quotation