THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 5S METHOD IN THE PRODUCTION PLANT WHICH CONDUCTS CASTING OPERATIONS

1 KUCZYŃSKA-CHAŁADA Marzena
Co-authors:
1 FURMAN Joanna 1 PAWLAK Szymon
Institution:
1 Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy, Katowice, Poland, EU, marzena.kuczynska-chalada@polsl.pl, joanna.furman@polsl.pl, szymon.pawlak@polsl.pl
Conference:
26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, May 24th - 26th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
2219-2223
ISBN:
978-80-87294-79-6
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
9th January 2018
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

5S method belongs to a group of tools comprising Lean Manufacturing, the proper implementation of which makes it possible to standardize production operations, improve the quality of manufactured products and systematize production and organizational operations which have a direct impact on the effectiveness and capabilities of the manufacturing process. The aim of the article is to present practical aspects related to the implementation of 5S method in the production enterprise which executes casting operations for the automotive industry. The analysis covered a group of activities and the way individual pillars of 5S method were adapted, enabling the provision of real benefits for production enterprises, directed on constant development of product quality as well as ergonomics and safety of work on the selected production position. It was proposed to conduct Kaizen workshops which serve as a useful tool in order to solve problems on workplace and improve operations being executed.

Keywords: Lean Manufacturing, 5S method, Kaizen workshops
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