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Performance Improvement through 5S in Small Scale Industry: A case study

By P. M. Rojasra and M. N. Qureshi

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ABSTRACT: Small scale industries plays an important role in Indian economy.It has emerged as powerful tool in providing relatively larger employment next to agriculture. Itcontributes more than 50 % of the industrial production in value addition terms and generate one third of the export revenue.Global markets are continuously changing and demanding product of high quality and low cost. Such products can be produced using lean manufacturing, a management philosophy that aimed to reduce all types of wastes at all levels of product manufacturing so as to reduce product cost.5S is a basic lean manufacturing tool for cleaning, sorting, organizing and providing necessary groundwork for work place improvement. This paper deals with the implementation of 5S methodology in the Krishna Plastic Company, Udhyognagar, Amreli, Gujarat. Out of the available various lean manufacturing techniques, 5S offers good potential for required improvement.Ten week study is carried out inthe case company. The results after the 5S implementations states that production system efficiencyis improved from 67 % to 88.8 % in the successive week. Keywords:Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Lean Manufacturing, 5S I

Year: 2014
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