Co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency (IHQSE) and the Process Improvement Department at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH PI), the 6S Training Program covers the principles and implementation of the 6S Methodology, and the application of these principles to a 6S event of your choice.
This course teaches the principles and guides the implementation of the 6S organizational system to reduce waste and cost in a work area. The 6S system creates and maintains a clean, effective, high performance work area and serves as a foundation for further improvement activities by identifying, reducing and streamlining waste and excess costs that evolve in all organizations when not actively addressed. While 6S is usually associated with physical items (supplies, equipment, paperwork, etc.) the principles can be applied to any situation to better organize tasks, assignments, team interactions and more. The outcome of the 6S system is a more effective, more efficient and safer work space.
The format consists of two 4-hour classroom sessions (approximately 5 weeks apart), with the implementation of the system in between class sessions. The program is offered three times per year; winter, spring and fall.