Marlena Cichocka

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/JPM.2018.135


Purpose: The aim of this paper is to present the theoretical aspects of the 5S method, its constituent elements, as well as the possibilities of its practical use in a production enterprise. In addition presenting problems and limitations in the implementation of the 5S method in the company.

Methodology: The used research approach was the analysis of Lean Management literature and case study based on information from lean managers and implementation documents of the manufacturing company.

Originality/value: The paper can provide value for people involved in Lean Management, emphasizing the theoretical aspects of the 5S method and its practical appliance. This paper can provide value for leaders who want to improve work organization and are not involved in Lean Management or for managers of smaller companies operating in the cable industry.


Lean Management; 5S; work organization

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