The purpose of this paper is to ascertain and analyze the interactions among different barriers of 5S implementation in manufacturing organizations.
In this paper, 15 barriers affecting the implementation of 5S in manufacturing organizations have been identified from literature analysis and discussion with academic and industrial experts. Afterwards, identified barriers were validated by using nation-wide questionnaire-based survey. Then, interpretive structural modeling (ISM) approach has been utilized to find out the interaction among the identified barriers in order to develop hierarchy-based model.
The research identifies several key barriers which have high driving power and weak dependence power. In this concern, these barriers entail extreme care and handling for successful implementation of 5S. Financial constraints, lack of top management commitment, and no proper vision and mission are found to be the key barriers.
The developed ISM model is based on experts’ opinion. This developed hierarchy-based model requires further validation by using structural equation modeling approach or by performing detailed case studies.
In this paper, ISM-based structural model has been recommended for Indian manufacturing organizations, which is a novel exertion in the area of 5S implementation.
Attri, R., Singh, B. and Mehra, S. (2017), "Analysis of interaction among the barriers to 5S implementation using interpretive structural modeling approach", Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 24 No. 7, pp. 1834-1853. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-07-2016-0110Download as .RIS
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