online course explains the use of Lean 6S principles in organizing the physical
workplace for efficiency. The course shows how to eliminate the four types of
waste: mistakes & reworks, excess inventory, unnecessary transporting and
unnecessary motion. To accomplish this, the six sequential steps of Lean 6S are
explained in detail and illustrated with photographs as well as graphics.
Examples of Lean 6S initiatives at the State Hygienic Laboratory in Iowa
reinforce the results that can be accomplished by employing these principles.
Additionally, the course includes several interactive sections to engage the
user. This course provides a solid basis for anyone who is considering the use
of Lean 6S principles in the workplace.
Laboratory staff at all levels, from those in
ancillary services to laboratory directors
After completion of this course, the
participant will be able to:
- • Identify 6S as a form of
- • Identify the steps/sequence
of the 6S Process.
- • Recognize and discuss the
four forms of waste addressed by 6S principles.
- • Discuss the nature and
importance of the planning process.
- • State the primary purpose
of each step in the process.
- • Describe key tools or
methods used in each step.
- • Identify benefits achieved
through the 6S process.
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Financial Planning and Management Skills
Presenter(s) and/or Content
Lorelei Kurimski, MS
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Creation and/or update
January 6, 2015