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8. It is best to put one person in charge of removing items that are not needed, and for
making sure that everyone follows the procedures. His/her name should be put up
clearly in the storage areas. This person should decide:
a. Which items are not needed.
b. Which items to store.
c. Which items to dispose of.
d. How to classify them into groups by components and sizes.
e. Which items should go in which storage places.
Storage shelf for
personal safety items
Dust-proof goggles Shade goggles Face guard Safety belt (Source: ”The 45’s at Your Workplace”, Tako Kato, Japan Industrial Safety and Health
Association, p. 98.) Set up storage places for items that will be needed in the future
9. Store items that will be needed in the future separately from finished goods, WIP (work
in progress), and prototypes. These will come in two main storage categories:
a. Items held on a company-wide basis. These may be located inside or outside the
building. e.g. machinery that is not needed for the present because of a change in
layout, large jigs, empty cans etc.
b. Items held by different departments, divisions, sections, sub-sections, teams. e.g.
prototypes, defective goods, jigs and tools, parts, and indirect materials. Establish procedures for disposing of items that will not be
d. establish procedures for disposing of items that will not be needed again:
Classify such items according to type and characteristic as in paragraph 4. above.
Request approval for their disposal from the departments concerned.
Confirm the procedures and criteria for disposing of these items.
Disable semi-processed goods or finished components before disposing of them so
that they will not be reused by a third party.
e. Keep a record of the items disposed of. Unit 5 - Disposal and Storage 8 A Roadmap to Quality UNIDO unit 5.qxd 3/10/05 1:04 PM Page 9 Keep a record of items that have been disposed of
11. A record of items that have been disposed of will ensure that assets are controlled
correctly. Although an item may no longer be needed, it must be dealt with properly as
a company asset, following the normal accounting procedures.
a. Decide what to keep records of:
i. Machinery and equipment: sale, transferral to an outside company or to other
departments, or disposal.
ii. Raw materials, inventory, WIP packing materials, and components: transferral or
b. Decide on the format of an Asset Disposal Request Form:
i. For machinery and equipment.
ii. For raw materials, inventory, WIP (work in progress), packing materials, and
c. Carry out disposal in accordance with the request form as follows:
i. The department making the request fills in the form.
ii. It gets the approval of related departments.
iii. It carries out the procedure in accordance with the contents of the form.
Figure 5.1d Asset Disposal Request Form (page 11) Discussion
The following questions ask you to think about how the ideas in the text could be applied in
your company. Some of these ideas may not be relevant to you. Concentrate on those that
are relevant. Keep notes of your conclusions – you will need them to prepare your action
plan afterwards. Where appropriate ask yourself the RADAR questions.
Note: Always include in your discussion any figures referred to in the text, if you feel these
are relevant to your company.
a. Is your workplace neat and tidy? If not, why not? What steps could be taken to get it
b. What items do you have in your workplace that are unnecessary at present, but
could be needed again sometime in the future? What problems, if any, do they
c. Parag. 1 suggests several benefits of having storage places for unnecessary items.
How many of these benefits would you experience if you stored unnecessary items
away from the workplace?
Establish criteria for judging how necessary things are
d. Parag. 3. What can happen if there are no guidelines for judging if things will be
needed again? Could this happen in your workplace? Would it be a problem if it
e. Look at the table of criteria. Apply these to some items in your workplace.
f. How useful would this table be for you? Would you modify it in any way? A Roadmap to Quality 9 Unit 5 - Disposal and Storage UNIDO unit 5.qxd 3/10/05 1:04 PM Page 10 g. Parag. 4: How many of these categories could contain items not needed at present
in your company? Are there any other categories that you would add?
h. Parag. 5 gives five situations where items could become unnecessary. Which of these
situations could arise in your workplace? What other similar situations could arise for
you? When might these items in your workplace become necessary again?
Mark items that will be needed again and those that will not
i. Parag. 6: Five marking classifications are suggested. How many of these would be
appropriate for your workplace? What others would you add?
j. Parag. 7: Five ways are suggested for mark...
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2013 for the course MKT marketing taught by Professor Anamika during the Spring '12 term at Punjab Engineering College.
- Spring '12