Implementation of '6S' practices adapted for an electrical assembly line

Shaun T. Menezes, Giridhar B. Kamath, H. C. Shiva Prasad

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The Japanese housekeeping '5S' methodology added with safety has constituted in '6S' principles. Implementing the '6S' to enhance the productivity of machine, component maintenance, reduction in unnecessary waste, that costs, the safety of workers and overall production efficiency by effective workplace management. This paper attempts to highlight challenges in implementing '6S' in a shop floor based on the pre-implementation and post-implementation data and compared on parametric industrial accidents, process time and cost. After '5S' implemented, investigating on unorganised production sections, uncomfortable working environment, excessive inventory and lack of safety practices. The results of pre-implementation and post-implementation exhibits a reduction in process time, reduction in costs and industrial accidents reduced with effective safety training to employees. This study shows that '6S' implementation has created a positive effect in uplifting the morale of workers by reducing the cost and time of the production process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-267
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Productivity and Quality Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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