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 environmentis rapidly evolving and thus giving it a dynamic cum complex shape. As markets globalize, competitive rivalry intensifies, and stakeholdersbecome more demanding, it is no longer sufficient to change the way the organization functions. In order to adapt and grow in the changingbusiness world, radical change must occur at all levels in the organization. The implementation of a 5S strategic plan will create a culture ofcontinuous improvement across any organization. To remain competitive in the future, manufacturers must adopt lean techniques like 5S to reduce thewastage that will ultimately enhance productivity. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the basic concepts of this lean technique. Thesupply chain will act as a common thread throughout the paper. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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5S is the first step towards TotalQuality Management (TQM) and Business Excellence (BE). During the later half of the last century, the Japanese have formalized the technique andname it as 5S Practice. The modern industrial environment is rapidly evolving and thus giving it a dynamic cum complex shape. As markets [continua]

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