What Will I Learn?

  • A comprehensive overview of 5S and the 8 wastes of Lean
  • Sustaining and implementing 5S with personal homework examples
  • Waste Walk
  • Workplace organization
  • Applied Simulations
  • Importance of 5S in Lean Manufacturing


In today’s competitive environment, companies are fueling growth through leaner operations. Adopting lean practices, which focuses on the elimination of waste throughout an enterprise, creates cost savings while also establishing an environment of continuous improvement.

Through our 2-day interactive and hands-on training, come learn how to increase productivity and boost your bottom line by mastering these principles and processes through a lean-approach.

Walk Away With

  • Training that will include a hands-on demonstration
  • Training workbook, with extensive notes, to use during the course and on the job site
  • Certification of Completion provided by College of Southern Idaho

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for anyone who will participate in 5S activities including but not limited to operators, supervisors, office staff, engineers, IT professionals, and buyers.

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Instructor Bio

Dave O'Connell

Dave O'Connell is a Manufacturing Specialist with over 30 years of manufacturing and food processing experience. Dave and his wife, Staci, live in Pocatello, Idaho. Dave was introduced to advanced manufacturing practices early in his career at General Electric (GE) where he attended a Deming Four Day Seminar and learned Statistical Process Control and Continuous Improvement. He continued to increase his skills and knowledge in these areas by getting his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (2004) and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (2017). Dave received advanced training in Training Within Industry (TWI); a simple, yet effective, method for training employees, dealing with people problems, and effectively using resources in the workplace.  

Dave received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado. While at General Electric he completed the Financial Management and Advanced Financial Management Programs.