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Title: Towards TQM - Integrating Japanese 5-S principles with ISO 9001:2000 requirements
Authors: Low Sui Pheng 
Keywords: ISO 9000
Organization
Total quality management
Issue Date: 2001
Source: Low Sui Pheng (2001). Towards TQM - Integrating Japanese 5-S principles with ISO 9001:2000 requirements. TQM Magazine 13 (5) : 334-340. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000005859
Abstract: 5-S is the acronym for five Japanese words: seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu and shitsuke which, when translated, mean organisation, neatness, cleanliness, standardization and discipline respectively. They have been referred to as the five keys to a total quality environment. There are many similarities between the ISO 9001:2000 requirements for quality management and 5-S principles, which should be integrated. This paper shows that this integration can be achieved by extending the ISO 9001:2000 template to incorporate relevant 5-S principles. By piggy-backing on ISO 9001:2000 quality management systems, 5-S principles can be introduced more readily into organizations without the need for additional resources. This paper presents the ISO 9001:2000 requirements as well as 5-S principles and discusses how these two sets of requirements/principles could be integrated to move towards total quality management.
Source Title: TQM Magazine
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/45889
ISSN: 0954478X
DOI: 10.1108/EUM0000000005859
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