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A Case Study: 5s Implementation in Ceramics Manufacturing Company

Vipulkumar C. Patel and Hemant Thakkar

Journal Title:Bonfring International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management Science

The research work carried out to apply the 5S methodology of lean manufacturing to solve the problems of a ceramic industry in India with the aim to increase the efficiency of all processes and elimination of losses in the company. The objectives of the paper is to reduce the process wastes, smooth the process flow and maintain proper quality control, improve storage facilities, safety, security and process cost savings in a company through case study. Before and after picture are taken for the applying 5S methodology in a company. 5S implemented has been carried out in storage department and insulator department. After implementing of 5S in the storage department the space saving is 12.91% and also certain process wastes are reduced. In insulator department the workplace became efficient and effectiveness