How to explain 5S Lean with this simple number game. 10 minutes to engage!



I normally use this game to explain the benefits of the 5S.

This game is very easy and engaging.

In less than 10 minutes you can explain why 5S is important and with incredible benefits in terms of efficiency and quality.


The 5S number game is a great way to learn and practice the 5S Lean methodology. The game is simple.

How To Play The 5S Number Game

You can watch the video above to really understand how to teach the power of the 5S methodology with this game.

5S Lean Methodology

The 5S Lean Methodology is a system for organizing and maintaining a clean and efficient work environment. The five steps of the methodology are Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. The goal of the 5S Lean Methodology is to create a workplace where everything has a place and everything is in its place. This system helps to eliminate waste and improve productivity.


The 5S number game is a great way to learn and practice the 5S Lean methodology. It is simple and fun to play. The game can be used to teach 5S to students, employees, or anyone who wants to learn more about the 5S methodology.

  • Nice. That’s a really simple representative of 5s benefit. Now I can explain to newcomers in my office easier. However, it’s sad that certain older generation are still unable to grasp the importance implementing 5s in their work. This video certainly inspired me to produce certain real event representation of before-and-after cases to present to my bosses. Thanks!

  • Simple, 5S is doing what your mother told you to do all your life. Put it back where it belongs, clean up after yourself, trash the junk, organize your stuff so you can find it, and make sure you have clean clothes for school tomorrow.

  • I use this frequently in training. I would recommend that you correct the instruction for the set in order phase. The racking installed places the 1 in the bottom left hand corner not the top.

    It is a good exercise that has been around for quite awhile.

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