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Applicability of SIRIM Green 5-S Model for productivity & business growth in Malaysia

Sam Ho (Centre for Management Research, SYS University, Guangzhou, China)
Abdul Ghani Bin Mohd Hashim (SIRIM Training Services, Shah Alam, Malaysia)
Mohd Azman Mohd Idris (SIRIM Training Services, Shah Alam, Malaysia)

The TQM Journal

ISSN: 1754-2731

Article publication date: 9 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

Based on the TQM Model developed in a previous paper published at the TQMJ, the authors have a chance to test out the model in a number of firms in Malaysia through Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM). Furthermore, riding on the success, SIRIM has named it as the SIRIM Green 5-S Model. As a result, the purpose of this paper is to share the experience of the “SIRIM Green 5-S Model for business sustainability and organisational development”.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on questionnaire survey of 81 organisations cutting across different industries in Malaysia (+2 in-depth interview), this research is to study three research questions relating to 5-S and Lean Management. RQ1: is the 5-S Practices a necessary and sufficient condition for Organisational Productivity (OP)?; RQ2: is the L5S Practices a necessary and sufficient condition for Business Growth (BG)?; and RQ3: is the SIRIM Green 5-S applicable and effective for OP and BG?

Findings

There is a ranking of effectiveness of the 5-S and L5S criteria in quality improvement. There is a strong correlation of the 5-S and L5S functions in quality improvement. How to use Green 5-S Model to improve productivity, increase sales and reduced cost. How to use Green 5-S Model to establish and maintain quality environment for OP and BG in order to provide competitiveness for business and industries of Malaysia.

Originality/value

Since 1993, the authors used the proprietary 5-S Checklist for training and consultancy in no less than ten countries with over 50,000 persons from around 2,000 organisatioins world-wide. On the other hand, HKSAR takes the lead in the global oil energy consumption/GPD. The experience will be shared in this paper.

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Citation

Ho, S., Mohd Hashim, A.G.B. and Mohd Idris, M.A. (2015), "Applicability of SIRIM Green 5-S Model for productivity & business growth in Malaysia", The TQM Journal, Vol. 27 No. 2, pp. 185-196. https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-11-2014-0095

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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