Metodologia 5s

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Explicating 5S: Make you Productive
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5S is the first step towards Total Quality Management (TQM) and Business Excellence (BE). During the later half of the last century, the Japanese have formalized the technique and name it as 5S Practice. The modern industrial environment is rapidly evolving and thus giving it a dynamic cum complex shape. As markets globalize, competitive rivalryintensifies, and stakeholders become more demanding, it is no longer sufficient to change the way the organization functions. In order to adapt and grow in the changing business world, radical change must occur at all levels in the organization. The implementation of a 5S strategic plan will create a culture of continuous improvement across any organization. To remain competitive in the future,manufacturers must adopt lean techniques like 5S to reduce the wastage that will ultimately enhance productivity. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the basic concepts of this lean technique. The supply chain will act as a common thread throughout the paper. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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Abstract
5S is the first step towards Total Quality Management (TQM) and Business Excellence (BE).During the later half of the last century, the Japanese have formalized the technique and name it as 5S Practice. The modern industrial environment is rapidly evolving and thus giving it a dynamic cum complex shape. As markets globalize, competitive rivalry intensifies, and stakeholders become more demanding, it is no longer sufficient to change the way the organization functions. In order to adaptand grow in the changing business world, radical change must occur at all levels in the organization. The implementation of a 5S strategic plan will create a culture of continuous improvement across any organization. To remain competitive in the future, manufacturers must adopt lean techniques like 5S to reduce the wastage that will ultimately enhance productivity. The purpose of this paper is tointroduce the basic concepts of this lean technique. The supply chain will act as a common thread throughout the paper.
Keywords: 5S, Lean Technique, Productivity, 5S Audit, Total Quality Management, Business Excellence

1. Introduction
Vast sums of money are spent every year on moving items unnecessarily and looking for items which are lost. These inefficient processes add to overhead which hasthe knock-on effect of reducing margins. Any organisation can utilise a simple 5 S waste elimination project for immediate gains. 5 S works as a first step on the way to TQM and the manufacturer can ensure a competitive edge through the use of 5 S. Modern business works in a dynamic environment. Thus, change is a must.
Change in organization would, in the long run, lead to change in theorganizational culture. A typical example is the learning organization, where people are excited in trying out new ideas and recognize that failure is an important part of success. Let us take a step back to look at the traditional strategic change process which can broadly be summarized by five key steps (Ho, 1999):
A new paradigm is:
In fact, the first step is nothing new. Peters and Waterman (1982)have already found out from over 46 successful firms that most of them choose 'action' as step number one in their pursuit towards excellence. The new idea here is that action leads to behavioral change of the employees. This arises from the learning process, and as Reg Raven (1983) said: "There is no learning without action and no action without learning." If learning has been taken successfully,the organizational behavior will be lifted to a dynamic and challenge-seeking level. This will influence the top management in defining their mission. By then they are confident that the mission, spin off from the better organizational behavior, will take off once it is announced. The chief executive will then be in a position to develop the corporate vision which will take the organization...
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