Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Napco Flexible Packaging Plants Introduce 5S Process

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Napco manufacturing plants organize their workplace in accordance with the 5S process.


Saudi-based Napco Flexible Packaging Division plants are undertaking the 5S methodology
for organizing their offices, premises, shop floors, warehouses and cafeterias.

The 5S methodology, also known as housekeeping methodology, stands for Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain and provides instructions on the 5S principles, as well as practical application in operations. The plants' area features colored floor signs, as well as wall and columns' indications made according to the 5S standards.

Center of Technical Excellence Manager at Napco Flexible Packaging Division, Chadi Radi explains,


"The management team at the flexible packaging manufacturing plants is committed to foster a safer, clutter-free, cleaner, more organized and pleasant environment, as well as improve staff morale and retention. World-class operation is our goal.

Radi adds, team members at the affiliates, who had no previous experience in 5S housekeeping, are successfully implementing this method and such an accomplishment highlights the strong teamwork spirit and effective effort.



Napco floor areas feature floor signs & machines' names

Napco Flexible Packaging Division facilities in accordance with 5S principles


Napco's organized, sorted & clean workplace


About 5S Training

5S is a method for organizing a workplace, especially a shared workplace (like a shop floor or an office space), and keeping it organized. It's sometimes referred to as a housekeeping methodology, however this characterization can be misleading, as workplace organization goes beyond housekeeping. The key targets of 5S are improved workplace morale, safety and efficiency. [1]


Flexible packaging manufacturing plants include: United Plastic Products Co., Multipak, Napco Modern Plastic Products - Sack Division, Napco Modern Plastic Products - Technical Division, Napco Composite Packaging Technology COMPACT, National Paper Products Company and Uniplast.

Reference [1] Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5S_(methodology)


For More Information

Chadi Radi
Center of Technical Excellence Manager
Flexible Packaging Division

Tel: +966-3-812-1244
E-mail: Chadi.Radi@napcogroup.com



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