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Where do you feel there is a need for improvement?
c. Parag. 2, 3 and 4 present three sets of decision points related to packing and
conveying. How would you apply these in your workplace. Include in your discussion
the example table of criteria for stacking.
d. Parag. 5: How could you improve your system of stacking? A Roadmap to Quality 27 Unit 5 - Disposal and Storage UNIDO unit 5.qxd 3/10/05 1:05 PM Page 28 Action plan
Write up a proposal for improving your procedures for packaging, handling and conveying
finished goods and WIP Alternatively you may choose to prepare one action plan when you
have discussed several texts. You might like to follow the 6-Point Structure. Unit 5 - Disposal and Storage 28 A Roadmap to Quality UNIDO unit 5.qxd 3/10/05 1:05 PM Page 29 5.7 Encourage everyone to follow the rules
1. If all the systems for keeping the workplace neat and well organized are to be effective,
everyone, both supervisors and employees, must follow the rules for:
a. Organising and arranging items throughout the work process.
b. Storing materials and finished products.
c. Removing environmental factors that may adversely affect product quality.
2. It is particularly important to educate employees in these rules and to encourage them to
follow them, especially when:
a. New employees arrive in the workplace.
b. New equipment is installed.
c. The workplace is disorganised.
3. Employees however cannot be expected to follow the rules if they are impossible to
follow or if the manuals are difficult to read. If either of these is the case, everyone
should be willing to point this out, and make suggestions for improvement. Managers
and supervisors should then act on these suggestions.
4. Here are some examples of rules for frequently used tools:
a. The person who takes a tool must hang his nameplate on the peg for that tool.
b. When he is finished with the tool he takes his nameplate off the peg, and puts the
tool back on.
c. At the end of each day, the person in charge of the tools for that week checks the
number of tools and their condition.
d. When any items are missing, all the members of the group must look for them until
they are found. Discussion
The following questions ask you to think about how the ideas in the text could be applied in
your company. Some of the 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. Do employees in your company follow the rules for keeping the workplace neat and
well organized? If not, why not?
b. Parag. 3: Are some of your rules impossible to follow, or your manuals difficult to
read? If yes, what could be done about this?
c. How useful would the example of rules for tools be in your workplace? Are there any
other methods that you already use, or that you could introduce?
d. Discuss how you might encourage employees to follow the rules better.
A Roadmap to Quality 29 Unit 5 - Disposal and Storage UNIDO unit 5.qxd 3/10/05 1:05 PM Page 30 Action plan
Prepare a short proposal for encouraging employees to follow the rules. Alternatively you
may choose to prepare one action plan when you have discussed several texts. You might
like to follow the 6-Point Structure. Unit 5 - Disposal and Storage 30 A Roadmap to Quality UNIDO unit 5.qxd 3/10/05 1:05 PM Page 31 Test
Answer these questions using only the information given in the text. For each question one,
two or all three answers may be correct. Tick the answer or answers you think are correct for
each question. Each question carries 3 points – you get one point for each correct answer
that you tick, and one point for each wrong answer that you do not tick.
5.1 Remove unnecessary items from the workplace
Having a storage space for items that are unnecessary now but may be needed in the
a. Allow ease of movement for employees and equipment.
b. Create a more healthy working environment.
c. Make operations more efficient.
Items may become unnecessary when:
a. The storage system is changed.
b. Product specifications are changed.
c. Machinery or equipment is replaced.
Items to be marked include:
a. Items to replace.
b. Items to rework.
c. Items to resort.
Items may be marked:
a. By tying them together with ropes.
b. By attaching labels or plates to them.
c. By storing them in a certain place.
One person should be given responsibility for deciding:
a. Which items are not needed.
b. How to classify items that are not needed.
c. Whether unneeded items should be put in storage or disposed of.
There are two main storage categories:
a. Items maintained by each department.
b. Items maintained on a company-wide basis.
c. Items located outside the building.
Procedures for disposing of ite...
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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