Welcome to the 5S Blackboard

What is the 5S Blackboard?

David Visco founder of The 5S Store

Let’s explore what 5S resources are available to you here and why it’s important to us to help you feel less alone.

I’m David Visco, founder of The 5S Store, and I’m here to help you save time and frustration with your organization’s 5S program. I know what you’re going through, because I’ve been there myself.

When I began my 5S journey, I was a warehouse manager trying to figure out how to implement a sustainable program in my own facility. In 2006, my wife Barbara and I began The 5S Store at our kitchen table, because I knew there was a need for more support for others just like me.

Since those small beginnings, we’ve helped tens of thousands of people and companies with their own 5S programs–and here’s the common denominator: Everyone begins a little confused. So, if you’re feeling behind–don’t worry. The 5S Blackboard will help you find your footing and get clear on what’s critical and where to begin.

Imagine what your workday would be like if your 5S program was running smoothly.

That’s what we’re here to help you achieve. It’s time to stop feeling like you’re on an island by yourself because we’re here for you every step of the way. Let’s get started together.

Confused about 5S terms and basic 5S methodology?

We know there are lots of new terms and Japanese words when you first begin a 5S journey. If you’re new to 5S, we recommending beginning with my book, 5S Made Easy.

In my experience, the best programs begin with a solid foundation. That’s why I wrote this easy to follow, step-by-step guide. All the basics for beginning your 5S program (or restarting it after a setback) are presented here in a simple to understand way.

For a full getting started solution, when you’re new to 5S, we took the systems from the book and made 5S Starter kits. These kits include all the beginner essentials to kick off your program.

If you’re not ready yet to commit to a whole book or just need to brush up on the basics, I like to suggest beginning with a conversation about what essential management pieces need to be in place to sustain an effective 5S program (click here to read now).

5S Made Easy Book by David Visco of the5Sstore.com

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