5S Workplace Organization Professional Development Training in July



Virtual learning opportunity being offered by Northern Initiatives, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, and Bay College

Northern Initiatives, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), and Bay College are partnering to offer a 5S Workplace Organization Virtual Learning training. This two-day online workshop will take place on Wednesday, July 15 and Friday, July 17. It is comprised of four 1-hour instruction sessions and four hours of project work time to apply what is learned as it is presented. Ongoing coaching support from MMTC 5S leaders will be available during designated project work time, as well as all day on Thursday, July 16. Businesses are encouraged to send employees in pairs with pricing starting at $595.00 per person or $1,150.00 for two individuals. Space is limited and the deadline to register is July 8.

This virtual learning workshop is activity-based, and participants will have the opportunity to immediately apply 5S principles to a project within their workplace. Learning outcomes include; identifying the benefits of an organized workplace, learning and putting in place the concepts of sort, set-in-order, and shine, standardizing procedures, and creating a plan to sustain, including a process to audit. Anyone that wants to learn 5S organization and apply it to their workplace will benefit from this training.

This training will be led by MMTC instructors Rob Summers, Senior Business Advisor - Manufacturing and Kevin Olds, Senior Business Advisor – Manufacturing. Summers is a Michigan Technological University Alumni and offers more than 10 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, production supervision, international business/business development, management/multi-site responsibility, and successful deployment of Lean manufacturing concepts into production environments, primarily in aerospace. He is a certified Lean Practitioner in industry. Olds is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – Commander Naval Air Forces (NAVAIR). He has 10 years of manufacturing experience, primarily in aerospace – production management, international project management, and development to lean manufacturing maturity models for production environments. He also has 10 years of military experience (US Navy), working in aircraft maintenance management and earning Lean Six Sigma Pioneer. 

To learn more, or to register for this training, visit the Bay College Workforce Training web page. Questions can be directed to Gina%20Wollner via Email or by phone at 906-302-3012.