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5S: Foundation for Operations & Personal Excellence (eBook)

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Type: e-book
Genre: Self-Improvement, Business & Economics
Language: English
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The book on 5S is a practical guide to building awareness and enabling implementation of 5S in the workplace.It is based on several decades of experience of the author in industry and consultancy.

5S is a Japanese Management approach and a commitment towards improvement of Quality, Productivity,Delivery, Cost, Safety and Morale.The first five words in Japanese-Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, Shitsuke- written in English start with S, hence the term 5S.

5S has to be seen as the very basic tool for improvement. It is not limited to housekeeping. There is a cause behind every dirt in the floor. 5S opens our eyes to these minor problems. It is these minor problems when ignored result in major problems like a fire, machine breakdown or big quality defect resulting in customer returns.

5S is not only for a manufacturing plant. In fact, it does wonders for service industry. The author has put together in one place his experiences and practice of 5S gained through his training and consultancy assignments as a facilitator and coach.
In addition, the author is available on line to coach the readers in implementation of 5S in their plant, office or personal life.

About the Author

Jitendra M Pant is an executive coach, management consultant and trainer, as well as a visiting professor in few management institutes. He spear heads JEMS Consultancy Services (, a proprietorship unit, specialising in enhancing productivity and organisational effectiveness.

The core areas of work have been operations excellence, total productivity and quality management- 5S, Kaizen, QC tools, Problem solving, Six sigma; project management; entrepreneurship-business plan and innovation; business strategy for SME units; soft skills –communication, presentation, time management, teaming, leadership, to improve career and employability; and people development. The sectors are varied including ceramics (tiles industry), automobile, automobile ancillaries, steel, cement, fertilizers, electronics and electricals, engineering, IT, power, industrial goods, logistics, FMCG, not-for-profit, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, textiles and services.

He is a mechanical engineer from I.I.T. Delhi with post graduation in production and industrial engineering also from IIT-D, and management diploma from UBS, Panjab University, and having over four decades of experience in industry and consultancy. His greatest strength is versatility and holistic approach to problem solving involving all employees from the owner manager and CEO to the workmen level. He is a fine blend of technical, commercial and behavioural skills, guiding individuals and SME units through series of interactions to go through the dynamics and challenges of change with desired growth and success.

J.M.Pant has completed international assignments in Japan, South Korea, U.K and Kenya, and has widely travelled overseas for professional work, self learning and development.

He can be contacted at and +919811030273.

Book Details

Number of Pages: 56
Availability: Available for Download (e-book)

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