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5S Audit Templates

5S Audit Template

One of the most important part of a sustainable 5S culture is the 5S mini audit (for Sustaining). There are hundreds of examples to be found on the web. These are the three of the templates that I have found to be useful once you adjust them to your personal department/company needs. 



Example 1: Questions per ‘S’


CI Toolkit offers us a very clean template with only a few questions per S.


I especially like the clear focus on standards for both Tools and inventory management in the Sorting and Straitening step, and the detailed examples of Standardization topics.

There is a separate list for Offices available as well.








Example 2: Questions per ‘S’ with radar chart


Flevy offers us a template in which the results are visualized in a Radar chart.


Content wise, I like the fact that audits, the results of the audit and an improvement plan is asked for in the “standardize” section and that the link to Leader Standard Work is described in the “Sustain” part.








Example number 3: Questions per KPI category using the 5S as maturity levels.


Brighthubbpm offers us a solution in which the different phases of 5S change the way you use the 5S principles. For instance in “floor and Gangways” we move from “no obstruction”, to a final checklist where people sign off that the standards are sustained.









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