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    Houston Lean Six Sigma
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    I am looking for your help in finding a simulation (or practice activity) that can be used as part of 5S training so that the trainees get hands-on experience in each of the S’s.  If you have something that you have used to introduce teams to 5S, or if you have a concept that would fit in this space, I’d appreciate if you could let me know. 
    I already know of many companies selling simulation kits (the product they sell are not generally applicable to everyone I need to teach) and of simulations like the Lean version of Move-It Courier! (would work great, but logistically is overly complicated)
    Again, I appreciate any direction or thoughts you can point my way –

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    #164550

    Brandon
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    Do a key word search on this topic of former posts to this forum. You’ll find plenty of help with this. It’s been discussed ad infinitum.

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    #164553

    Houston Lean Six Sigma
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    Brandon,
    I appreciate your quick response.  As an fyi, I had searched the forum earlier: the logistically simple sims appear to be airplane-based and too similar to other sims we already use in other parts of our training – I was hoping for some new ideas…

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    #164559

    New ATI
    Participant

    Send  your  email  and I  will  provide  some  free  slides

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    #164560

    Houston Lean Six Sigma
    Participant

    ATI,
    Thanks, @hughes.net">polca@hughes.net

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    #164566

    Sloan
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    Houston,
    I’m not sure how much flexibility your students would have during class or how close they would be to their real work places, but I used a 5S activity last year as a way to introduce a new division of our company to Lean and Six Sigma concepts. I wanted to use a concept that was relatively “stand alone” and easy to explain and implement. I held a 1- hour class to introduce the 5S concepts and gave every participant cheat-sheets for the 5S’s. Then I put them into small teams of 2-4 people and told them to go and apply these concepts to their work areas. I didn’t give them any guidance other than the 5S cheat-sheets.
     We took before and after pictures of there spaces and we only gave them about a day and a half to apply their new tools. Their results blew me away! They came up with ideas that I wouldn’t have thought of in a million years and they were things would genuinely improve their productivity. By asking them to apply these concepts to something they were already infinitely familiar with, they got a lot more out of it than a generic simulation.
    If you are looking for something that can be done in a classroom setting in a few hours, then I think your choices are limited to some of the ideas already discussed.

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    #164581

    New ATI
    Participant

    Houston
    I  will  send  you  the  stuff,enjoy  the  reading.
    best  regards

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    #164584

    Houston Lean Six Sigma
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    Outlier,
    Your suggestion is much appreciated.  Within the format of our overall training program this concept could work.  I agree that the other options are somewhat limited for classroom or e-training…  Again thanks, Houston

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