IMPLEMENTATION OF LEAN TOOLS (KAIZEN AND 5S) IN STAINLESS STEEL JAPANESE COMPANY THROUGH INNOVATION

Santi Setyaningsih, Rucita Cahyawati Putri

Abstract


Abstract. Innovation can be made from small thing in our routine. Seiri (sort),
Seiton (set in order), Seiso (shine), Seiketsu (standardize), and Shitsuke (sustain)
is 5 Japanese words which is a systematic technique that is closely related to
efficiency. Kaizen has been widely recognized in the world as continuous
improvement through small steps which impact economically for the company.
These systems help management to manage the workplace, improve disciplinary,
decrease waste and increase productivity. Mory Industries Inc. is one of the
Japanese-owned stainless steel manufacturing company that upholds quality
control which contribute significantly to the implementation of Kaizen and 5S.
This study explores innovation of Kaizen implementation which refers to 5S that
applied on the production floor and also the office in a concrete way. Direct
observation will be carried out as the basis of the methodology of this study.
Without any record detail activity of 5S that should be done by the workers, but
each worker has already implemented as a habit in their daily work. Every year,
Mory Industries Inc. always improves some workplace through Kaizen technique
in order to increase efficiency.
Keywords: 5S, efficiency, innovation, kaizen, quality.


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