Original post by: Steve Kane ,
Don't let this get in your way. People can learn by doing. Focus on the bigger concepts related to 5S. Get rid of the clutter, organize things, get the place clean and create clear visual standards to show people where things go and how systems work (signs, posters, labels, color codes, markings, shadow boards, etc.). Think about the Henry Ford model: CANDO. Clean up, Arrange, Neatness, Discipline, On-going improvement. If you do this, I think you'll be off to the races!