IMPLEMENTATION OF ‘5S’ TECHNIQUE IN A MANUFACTURING ORGANIZATION: A CASE STUDYJournal: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Vol.3, No. 23)
Publication Date: 2016-05-04
Authors : Abhay R. Kobarne; Vineet K. Gaikwad;
Page : 1851-1873
Keywords : 5S; Workplace Management;
The paper represents an application of ?5S? technology in one of the MNC M e n o n P i s t o n Ltd., plant 2, Kupwad, Sangli, Maharashtra which is the leading manufacturer of Pistons and Piston Pins in the world. ?5S? in simple terms is a Japanese technique consisting of five ?S? terms namely Seiri (sorting), Seiton (set in order), Seiso (shine), Seiketsu (standardize) and Shitsuke (sustain) having a deep sense for managing the work place. The aim of the implementation of ?5S? in the organization is to organize a work space for efficiency and effectiveness by identifying and storing the items used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the new order. The decision-making process usually comes from a dialogue about standardization, which builds understanding among employees of how they should do the work. The need for the implementation of ?5S? in the organization came into existence due to unorganized workstations, uncomfortable working environment and the excessive wastes in the company. Hence to get ridoff of the above factors, there was an urgent need for the successive implementation of ?5S? in the organization. The effective following on ?5S? in the organization by the various official staff and workman?s strengthens the work ethic between them resulting in the motivation towards teamwork. The successive implementation of ?5S? transformed the organization drastically, right from the working conditions to the employees working satisfaction.
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