5S: Foundation for Personal and Business Excellence
Research shows that if you work 8 hours a day only 1 hour of work has been of value - 7 hours have been wasted. This means there is a huge opportunity to improve. A simple and effective way to get started is by implementing 5-S. It is simple yet powerful and can be practised by everyone regardless of occupation and position. Be it the place for work or fun; public or private; we need to practise 5-S to make this world a better place to live. This book presents 5-S principles in a simple language and easy to use methodology and should help in spreading its awareness and practice. - S K Kakkar, CII This book is specially applicable in Indian context, as it contains many practical examples of 5-S application for healthcare, IT, hotels and even personal workplace to illustrate its simplicity, wide ranging applicability and transformative power with clarity and depth. I would strongly recommend this as one of the study books to candidates planning to take the American Society for Quality(ASQ) certification exams related to Lean bronze category. - Amit Chatterjee, Managing Director, ASQ India 5-S as a tool is an excellent concept for any business to excel and succeed. This book will do a lot of good to the industries when they apply these principles diligently. - V Krishnamurthy, Chairman, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council US based quality expert, Rai Chowdhary, with over 25 years of experience with organizations such as NASA, Abbott Labs, Frito-Lay, Larsen and Toubro, is an award winning speaker, entrepreneur, business coach, has authored life-changing book Do-MAgIC - 7 Steps to Winning and serves on several international Technical committees. . A former Professor with ISI, Kailash Anand has been on a mission, spreading quality awareness and analytical techniques across India and abroad, training more than 10,000 executives, and helping turn many loss making companies into profit making ventures, publishing several papers in international journals and authoring path breaking book High Quality at an Economical Cost.