• January 9th, 2017


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) 5S is often referred to as “visual control.” Explain why this is so.

2)There is a “hidden agenda” behind most companies’ 5S implementations. What is this “hidden agenda”? Hence explain why 5S is usually one of the first improvement activities a company undertakes.

3) (i) Name the waste Taiichi Ohno considered to be the most important and explain why this is the case. Give TWO further examples of this particular Waste.

(ii) Name and describe two of the wastes that have been suggested as
additions to Taiichi Ohno’s set.

4) TOYOTA defines waste as:
“Anything other than the minimum amount of equipment, materials, parts and working time absolutely essential to production.”
Critically analyse this statement, drawing attention to its strengths and weaknesses as a definition of waste for a manufacturing company.

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