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5S Model as a successful tool to reduce Muda
Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design.
Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design.
Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design.
2004 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This case study will describe and evaluate the ways to implement the 5S Model to help reduce waste. The case company used is IV Produkt AB in Växjö, which manufactures air-handling products for telecom. The authors began by laying out the empirical findings in a pyramid system. They began with the broad understanding of the company, ant then narrowed down (due to time limitations) to the focus on the single process, that process being the panel production process. The information collected was used to formulate the cas of the study. This case also provides a few suggestions of how further implementation of 5S can benefit the company process. Note that the authors' analysis and suggestions are not only subject to the panel production process, but also for all processes regarding the product(s). To end the thesis, the authors created an analysis that tied the theoretical ideals with the emprical facts. This part was started with the quality systems analysis, followed by the Muda and Seven Waste analysis. Upon cometion of muda analysis, the authors turned towards visual control, 5S Model (extensively analyzing each of the five parts), and motivation analysis and 5S' impact. From our research and analysis, motivation has a significant impact on continuous improvement; however, due to time constrain, we are unable to show economic benefits from continuous improvement. In summary, the authors have suggested to the case company to implement more training programs, encourage the attitude towards continuous improvement among the employees, and to use color-coding techniques for shop floor signs and displays. All these can be achieved by implementing the 5S Model

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Institutionen för teknik och design , 2004. , p. 75
Keyword [en]
quality system, visual control, training, continuous improvement, persistance, motivation, 5S Model, Muda 7 wastes, waste
Keyword [sv]
SEZ930
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-324OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-324DiVA, id: diva2:206621
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Available from: 2005-10-12 Created: 2005-10-12 Last updated: 2010-03-10Bibliographically approved

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