Team from Carborundum Universal, Koratty Unit, Kerala, who won the I Place of CII-SR 5S Excellence Award under the manufacturing large scale category.
Carborundum Universal Ltd, Koratty Unit, Kerala and Cognizant Technology Solutions Ltd, Thoraipakkam, Chennai have won the First Places of the CII Southern Region 5S Excellence Award under the manufacturing and service sector large scale category respectively.
The awards were presented to the winners at the award ceremony held in Chennai on December 8, 2011. Carborundum Universal Koratty Unit also received the CII 5S Excellence Rolling Trophy sponsored by Amara Raja Batteries Ltd.
Precision Equipments (Chennai) Pvt Ltd, Chennai and Formulated Polymers Ltd, Chennai have won the First Places in the medium and small scale category respectively. Ashok Leyland Ltd, CPPS, Hosur; Carborundum Universal Ltd, Maniyar Unit, Kerala; Shahi Exports, Bangalore and Cognizant Technology Solutions, Pallikkaranai Unit, Chennai received the Sustenance Award.
TT Ashok, Chairman, CII Southern Region in his inaugural address said that Japanese management concepts such as 5S would help organisations to achieve well maintained workplaces, which enhances productivity and quality and thereby achieve cost reduction which can ensure sustainability of growth, One of the versatility of 5S is that it could be deployed in any type of environment, he added. Ashok said that while a 5S system is low cost to implement, it will require changes to the work habits of employees and needs the support and reinforcement of management to reap maximum benefit.
V Narasimhan, Co Chairman CII Southern Region Manufacturing Competitiveness Sub Committee in his address said that the objective of the Award is to motivate and recognise excellent 5S practices in the member organisations. The fully implemented 5S practices would create positive impact with customers, increase morale, increase efficiency, less waste, better quality and faster lead time that will make an organization more profitable and competitive in the market place. Out of the 32 entries received from across Southern Region, 15 companies have been shortlisted for the final case study presentation, Narasimhan added.