Introduction to 7S Workplace Organization

Customers, employees and suppliers can tell a well-run organization without anarrated tour. The visual clues are everywhere. Establishing simple visual controls is one of the most important elements of becoming a Lean Enterprise. 7S reduces the opportunities to make errors and help highlight, at an early stage, potential delays and disruptions and drives an organization to becoming green at the grass root level. 7S is much more than “a place for everything and everything in its place”. 7S comprises of seven principles to make people highly efficient, effective and greener in performing their doing work. This two day session will provide the participants with the principles of 7S.


The training is designed to:

Provide participants with an overview of 7S, how it can benefit organization’s performance, an explanation of each category, how to get started, things to avoid, and tips for leadership.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the elements of 7S
  • Begin to implement the 30 second rule
  • Understand the importance of 7S in the workplace.
  • Organize for a 7S event
  • Conduct a red tag event
  • Establish 7S standards
  • Implement a 7S work area assessment system


Course Outline/Components

A. Introduction 7S

a. Sort
b. Set in Order (Straighten)
c. Shine (Clean)
d. Safety
e. Sustainability
f. Standardize
g. Sustain

B. Common Types of Resistance


Continuous Improvement Network (CIN)2 Day 7S Workshop

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