Proposition of Framework for quality working environment based on sustainable design in small manufacturing enterprises

Rahim Jamian, Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman

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Abstract

Quality improvements are implemented through various systems, techniques and tools in a company. The implementation of quality initiatives are commonplace in large companies rather than the smaller ones. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are usually constrained by their size, expertise and financial resources. Nevertheless, it is important for them to improve their quality of physical work setting and working environment to sustain a competitive advantage. 5S is one of the most widely adopted techniques for industrial housekeeping and, in improving the quality of workplace environment. Since the cost of the development and implementation is one of the main constraints for 5S program at workplace in SMEs, the sustainable design concept shall be adopted. As the main part of the research work, a conceptual model of continuous improvement initiative for quality working environment within small and medium-sized manufacturing companies was developed and proposed. The focus of this research study is on the aspect of how to implement the 5S practices by incorporating sustainable design for improving a quality workplace environment and reducing the environmental impacts through a comprehensive approach. Finally, conclusions are drawn and suggestions made for further research in SME companies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
Pages227-231
Number of pages5
Volume44-47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2010 International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science, ICFMD2010 - Chongqing
Duration: 11 Dec 201012 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume44-47
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other2010 International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science, ICFMD2010
CityChongqing
Period11/12/1012/12/10

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Keywords

  • 5S practices
  • Quality working environment
  • Small companies
  • Sustainable design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Jamian, R., & Ab Rahman, M. N. (2011). Proposition of Framework for quality working environment based on sustainable design in small manufacturing enterprises. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 44-47, pp. 227-231). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 44-47). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.44-47.227

Proposition of Framework for quality working environment based on sustainable design in small manufacturing enterprises. / Jamian, Rahim; Ab Rahman, Mohd Nizam.

Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 44-47 2011. p. 227-231 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 44-47).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jamian, R & Ab Rahman, MN 2011, Proposition of Framework for quality working environment based on sustainable design in small manufacturing enterprises. in Applied Mechanics and Materials. vol. 44-47, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 44-47, pp. 227-231, 2010 International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science, ICFMD2010, Chongqing, 11/12/10. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.44-47.227
Jamian, Rahim ; Ab Rahman, Mohd Nizam. / Proposition of Framework for quality working environment based on sustainable design in small manufacturing enterprises. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 44-47 2011. pp. 227-231 (Applied Mechanics and Materials).
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