Sunday, July 25, 2010

MASTERPAK on the Path to Full 5S Implementation

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Three months ago, MASTERPAK in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon launched the 5S methodology aiming at running a well-oiled manufacturing plant.


5S methodology is used to organize workplaces, facilitate all processes and improve overall performance. This methodology consists of 5 phases: Sorting, Setting in Order, Shining (systematic cleaning), Standardizing, and Sustaining.



MASTERPAK, with the implementation of the 5S methodology, aims at increasing efficiency and effectiveness by improving safety, downtime, quality and throughput. The manufacturer also seeks to foster better employee morale and communication.



Imad Njeim, MASTERPAK Plant Manager, explains,

“All workplaces require organization and 5S provides the tools to ensure a better workplace. MASTERPAK launched the 5S three months ago and we have already noticed a positive outcome in terms of safety, efficiency and motivation.“



By the execution of the 5S, MASTERPAK’s work area will be organized strategically to assist daily tasks and communication without excess bulk. Employees can easily access materials and tools they need, thus eliminating waste and reducing production time.

Furthermore, by making certain that production waste is properly disposed of, workplace litter is avoided and safety is ensured. This consequently cultivates a healthy work environment.



Njeim shares a simple example depicting the 5S outcome,

“If a specific place is not allocated at home for car keys, every time these keys are misplaced, time will be wasted in search of them, thus resulting in missed appointments. This is an example of how disorganization results in inefficiency.

The 5S methodology, also known as the housekeeping methodology, serves as the “key holder” to all workplaces, providing the solution to disorganization.”


Polyethylene (PE) film manufacturer, MASTERPAK is a member of INDEVCO Flexible Packaging, a division of INDEVCO Group, the 'Local Multinational of the Middle East'.


For More Information

Amal Merhi, Marketing Manager
MASTERPAK sal
Zouk Industrial Zone
Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon

Tel: +961-9-209 001 Ext. 3615
Fax: +961-9-209 002
E-mail:
amal.merhi[at]masterpaklb.com
Web:
www.masterpaklb.com

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