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 haveformalized 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 mustoccur 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. Thesupply chain will act as a common thread throughout the paper. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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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 cumcomplex 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 anyorganization. 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... [continua]

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