5S Implementation at a large Switchgear Manufacturer in Chennai

March 24, 2018

Introduction:

We worked with a large Switch Gear manufacturer based in Chennai in implementing 5S across their 3 units.

Before State (As-Is Situation):

The plant was untidy, unorganised and many machines leaked oil and the work environment was not conducive for productivity enhancement.

What we did:

We have started the engagement by provided an initial orientation to the employees on 5S. We have also formed the zones with a leader in each zone who would spearhead the implementation of 5S in the zone. We have removed a lot of unwanted items / non-moving items from the units. Team members arranged the items based on the requirements, Started Daily Cleaning at the workplace and implemented Color Codes and Visual Identifications to reduce mixups and searching.

Results:

More than 500sqft space created. Reduction of Customer Complaints, Overall improvement in the culture of the company.