Implementation Plan Of 5s Methodology In The Basic Surgical Instruments Manufacturing Industry Of Sialkot
Atif Qamar Malik
Index Terms— 5s, Implementation, Lean Manufacturing, Surgical Instruments, Workplace environment, Hindrances, Adopting 5s
Abstract— 5s is a methodical practice for the organization of work place. It is basically a tool of lean manufacturing, practiced to standardize the maintenance of the workplace environment. This perpetuation of the work place enhances the labour efficiency. This paper explores the implementation of the 5s in the surgical instruments industry of Pakistan. The paper will highlight the step by step implementation guideline required for successful exercise of 5s as a part of the daily management practices. The observations are based on the onsite visits and interviews with the experts. The hindrances in adapting the 5s have also been brought to light. The implementation of 5s has been mapped out by lots of researchers, this paper follows the guidelines of those works but modified for the specified industry. The paper is based on the observation of the management practices of the workplace for the manufacturing of simple surgical instruments e.g. surgical scissors, tweezers, forceps etc. The implementation of each practice of 5s has been explained.
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