Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part G (2015)
Assessment of implementation of “5s” in phc of Ahmedabad
Jay R Patwa, Nilesh G. Patel, Rinkal Viradiya, Mitesh K Patel
Introduction - 5s is the part of Japanese term ‘’ kaizen’’ means good change. 5S is the name of a workplace organization method that uses a list of five Japanese words, translated into English, they all start with letter ‘’s’’. E.g. Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain. 5S describes how to organize a work space efficiently and effectively by identifying and storing the items used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the new order. 5S describes how to organize a work space efficiently and effectively by identifying and storing the items used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the new order. The 5S’s characterize a continuous and never-ending methodology for creating and maintaining an organized, clean, and safe high-performance environment. Methodology - This study was done by purposive sampling technique by taking 1 PHC (named sugad) & it’s 2 sub centres (named Chiloda & Koba) of Ahmedabad district using ready to use checklist form for implementation of 5S. For each S, scoring ranges from 0 to 5 given depending on answers. Data entry & analysis was done in Microsoft excel. Observations & discussion - Phc sugad scored 80%, 60%, 63%, 70%, 76% respectively for S1 to S5, Sub centre Chiloda scored 70%, 50%, 51%, 62%, 64% respectively for S1 to S5, Sub center Koba scored 73%, 45%, 49%, 62%, 68% respectively for S1 to S5. Conclusions - The findings of this study revealed that there was not major difference for 5s implementation between phc & sub centres in most of the gropus. Due to 5S clean, organized and safe work place is noticeable, pride is created in the workplace due to change in organization culture. Involvement of staff is the key driver to sustain 5S. Recommendations - The scope of this project did not go past the planning stage; nevertheless room for improvement can be seen visually throughout all gropus of 5S in all study centres.
How to cite this article:
Jay R Patwa, Nilesh G. Patel, Rinkal Viradiya, Mitesh K Patel. Assessment of implementation of “5s” in phc of Ahmedabad. 2015; 1(9): 408-410.