Examining the role of 5S practices as a facilitator of business excellence in manufacturing organizations

Jugraj Singh Randhawa (Global Institute of Management and Emerging Technologies, Amritsar, India)
Inderpreet Singh Ahuja (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala, India)

Measuring Business Excellence

ISSN: 1368-3047

Publication date: 15 May 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of 5S initiatives as a facilitator of accruing business excellence in the manufacturing organizations.

Design/methodology/approach

The study involves empirical investigation of 92 manufacturing organizations to evaluate the contributions of 5S initiatives toward accruing business performance excellence in the respondent organizations. The study involves nine significant stimulants for 5S implementation and seven crucial performance parameters leading to realization of business excellence in manufacturing organizations.

Findings

The results clearly indicate close association between the significant nine stimulants for 5S implementation and seven crucial business excellence performance parameters. The study also establishes that 5S initiatives can significantly facilitate achievement of business excellence in the manufacturing organizations.

Originality/value

The study deploys various statistical and validation techniques to evaluate the contributions of effective 5S approach as a facilitator for accruing business excellence in manufacturing organizations.

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Citation

Randhawa, J.S. and Ahuja, I.S. (2017), "Examining the role of 5S practices as a facilitator of business excellence in manufacturing organizations", Measuring Business Excellence, Vol. 21 No. 2, pp. 191-206. https://doi.org/10.1108/MBE-09-2016-0047

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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