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Japanese 5s Management

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Faculty of management studies & commerce
Department of commerce
University of jaffna.

Assignment -02

Assignment Title:- Japanese 5s philosophy & its important to
environment

Registration No:- 2006/C/12 Index No:- C 3066 Course Title:- Environmental Management Course No:- com 4237 Issued On:-

Content
01. Introduction to 5s philosophy.
02. The Japanese Management Philosophy.
03. 5S Definitions [Japanese Term].
04. The 5s pillars.
05. The example of todd sksggs’s Lean Manufacturing company.

Introduction
5S is a system to reduce waste and optimize productivity through maintaining an orderly workplace and using visual cues to achieve more consistent operational results. Implementation of this method “cleans up” and organizes the workplace basically in its existing configuration, and it is typically the first lean method which organizations implement. The 5S pillars, Sort (Seiri), Set in Order (Seiton), Shine (Seiso), Standardize (Seiketsu), and Sustain (Shitsuke), provide a methodology for organizing, cleaning, developing, and sustaining a productive work environment. In the daily work of a company, routines that maintain organization and orderliness are essential to a smooth and efficient flow of activities. This lean method encourages workers to improve their working conditions and helps them to learn to reduce waste, unplanned downtime, and in-process inventory. A typical 5S implementation would result in significant reductions in the square footage of space needed for existing operations. It also would result in the organization of tools and materials into labeled and color coded storage locations, as well as “kits” that contain just what is needed to perform a task. 5S provides the foundation on which...