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|Title:||The human factor in 5S implementation: perspectives from Poland|
|Author(s):||Wieslaw Urban (Assistant Professor at Bialystok University of Technology, Bialystok, Poland), Agnieszka Mazurek (Bianor Sp z o.o., Bialystok, Poland)|
|Citation:||Wieslaw Urban, Agnieszka Mazurek, "The human factor in 5S implementation: perspectives from Poland", Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection, (2011)|
|Keywords:||5S, Human factor, Lean production, Poland|
|Article type:||Case study|
|DOI:||10.1108/20450621111163322 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||Disclaimer. This case is written solely for educational purposes and is not intended to represent successful or unsuccessful managerial decision making. The author/s may have disguised names; financial and other recognizable information to protect confidentiality.|
Title – The human factor in 5S implementation: perspectives from Poland
Subject area – Production management and personnel management.
Student level/applicability – Production management modules of undergraduate business and management courses.
Case overview – The case describes the implementation of 5S by a Polish production company, namely Bianor. It presents not only the literature base and benefits of 5S but, in particular, shows the specificity of the implementation process, taking into consideration attitudes of employees; moreover, the study devotes some attention to aspects of organizational culture.
Expected learning outcomes – The case shows how to implement the 5S method in a production company, and how effective communication of processes is essential to implementing business change.
Supplementary materials – Teaching note.
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