Bhupinder pal Singh
Professor Dr. Evelyn Hendrix
Organizational behavior
14 march 2010
First night assignment
How changes creates opportunity in organizations who are using a “Five S” system
Change in organization would, in the long run, lead to change in the organizational culture. A typical example is the learning organization, where people are excited in trying out new ideas and recognize that failure is an important part of success. Change process which can broadly be summarized by five key steps Five S system is the name of a workplace organization methodology which is derives from five Japanese words that begin with the letter `S'. It is an effective tool to improve the overall performance of organization. “A Five S's program is about improvement within a facility or manufacturing plant that focuses on organization, cleanliness and standardization to improve profitability, efficiency, service and safety” (Hudgik 1). This system improves the overall efficiency and provides competitive advantage by reducing wasted time and materials in the organization, improves daily or shift startup times, also reduces maintenance and downtime improving efficiency and productivity and helps in improves employee morale and simplifies work environment.
The 5S are:
  1.   Sort: "Sorting" means to sort through everything in each work area. Only those tools should be kept which are necessary. Materials, tools, equipment and supplies that are not frequently used should be moved to a separate place. Items that are not used should be discarded.
  2. Set in order: Systemized is to organize, arrange and place most commonly used tools.   Storage areas, cabinets and shelves are properly labeled. Floor is cleaned and painted to make it easier to spot dirt, waste materials and dropped parts and tools. Areas on the floor are identified as work areas, movement lanes, storage areas, finished product areas.
  3. Shine: This requires regular cleaning things up. Regular, usually...