During our TQM Consultancy project with leading tyre industry in Sept 2016, team wanted we want to implement 5S as a stand-alone project, as a complete entity? The elements of 5S are all valuable in their own right but they simply form part of the bigger picture of establishing best practice. They sit alongside the other elements of Lean Manufacturing, or Just in Time, or World Class and some of the elements in, for example Seiri (Sorting ), Seiton (standardisation) and other forms of improvement activity. Great question were asked by participants and the answer, surely, is to understand 5S as we understand all aspects of other types of improvement and problem-solving activity and then to agree a change programme for our own business. This is not to say that we must not launch a project which we call “5S” – some businesses have more success if improvement initiatives are launched with a generic, well-publicised term as project name.
Two hours of pilot 5S activity was done to make team realised the importance of same and enthralling moment was when one trainee ‘name vishu said’ i felt i did some contribution to the organisation, another participant name shivam’ said ‘awesome..wow and how together as team we can achieve great stuff. Thank you all my other trainees for sharing wow experience in small learning. Sharing pre and post 5s (focussed on sorting to start with).
All the physical implications of junk getting in everybody’s way and dirt compromising quality, we are all are happier in a clean and tidy environment and hence more inclined to work hard and with due care and attention.Naturally enough, the elements of 5S are all Japanese words beginning with the letter S and we all know important of S that leads to best achievement i.e SUCCESS