Title: An approach for justification of success 5S program in manufacturing organisations using fuzzy-based simulation model

Authors: Jugraj Singh Randhawa; Inderpreet Singh Ahuja

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Global Institute of Management and Emerging Technologies, Amritsar, Punjab, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala, 147001, Punjab, India

Abstract: Customised demands having low cost, good quality of products and services in time are the major issues of the global competitive markets. Every organisation resolves these issues by the implementation of different quality improvement tools like lean and 5S implementation in order to stay competitive in the market. Though 5S is a simple technique to learn, but the sustainability and success of implementation in organisation needs a number of factors to be considered which later on become a multi criteria decision making (MCDM) problem. This research paper deploys the fuzzy inference system (fuzzy logic toolbox) to evaluate the success of 5S implementation. The results of fuzzy rule viewer and surface view tool of fuzzy tool box in MATLAB have highlighted that top to bottom management involvement; basic 5S issues and fifth S (SHITSUKE) elements have emerged as significant predictor variables for successful 5S implementation program in Indian industries.

Keywords: 5S; 5S implementation; manufacturing organisation; multi criteria decision making; MCDM; fuzzy simulation; fuzzy inference system; FIS; business performance parameters.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2018.095649

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2018 Vol.25 No.3, pp.331 - 348

Received: 24 May 2017
Accepted: 09 Oct 2017

Published online: 16 Oct 2018 *

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