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AbstractThis paper explores the 5S management concept, its advantages and the framework required to implement the system in the Apparel Industry. The 5S method is a Japanese system that involves workplace management improvements. It further analyses the effect of the 5S method in the apparel & textile industry as a case study and how its implementation directly impacts saving time and costs. 5S process helps to eliminate waste, reduce defects, and help in improving the productivity of the business. Further, reducing clutter and junk at the workplace is hygienic and ergonomic. This research paper identifies how the 5S method is implemented in the Apparel industry and how it has helped the industry improve its waste reduction targets, profitability, and productivity. The apparel industry uses the 5S to dispose of the wastage and use the factory production layout to smooth working, wastages are cleared, and regularly maintained space. This would help minimize handling time, moving part used in apparel from one process to another quickly, and final apparel can be stitched and packed in a faster time process. This will improve the business’s profitability and enhance its competitiveness in the local and international market sectors.
DepartmentSupply Chain Management
Book titleResearch and Innovation Forum 2022
Journal titleSpringer Proceedings in Complexity