Several employees of Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI) received rewards for successfully applying 5S principles in the Ideas-to-Improve (i2i) Program, July 30.
June Antonette Carbajal and her team at Ozamiz Business Center were named champions, bagging P10,000. On second and third places were the teams of Engr. Jenneth Sioc of Ormoc Business Center (P7,500) and Emmanuel June “EJ” Dela Viña of Parian Support Center (P5,000), respectively.
Gaudencio Vergano, Jr. of Dumaguete Business Center also received a Special Award, with P2,000 in cash prize.
The teams had introduced ways that resulted in having P58,704 savings by selling scraps and damaged equipment, an average of 19% additional floor space in storage rooms, and an average of 47% time reduction on warehouse transactions.
5S – otherwise known as Good Housekeeping – is a methodology that results in a workplace that is clean, uncluttered, safe, and well organized to help reduce waste and optimize productivity.
According to i2i Program lead Rachelle Payumo-Acab, the company’s Kaizen champions who took part in the 5S application also sustained the First to Expire, First Out (FEFO) system, implemented inventory monitoring templates, and reorganized workspaces to increase productivity and safety.
“The 5S implementation is part of the first phase of the i2i Program’s implementation,” said Payumo-Acab. “The program aims to facilitate Continuous Improvement throughout the organization by equipping employees with the concepts and tools to be more innovative problem-solvers.”
Among the guests attending the recognition program were Quezon City Polytechnic University’s Engr. Niña C. Apusaga, Animal Health SVP Dr. Erasmus Paderes, Compliance AVP Milady Resureccion-Sabidalas, and Supply Chain Management VP Gerard Quelapio.
Its already 6S in other companies implementing the principles (kaizen, 5S) for a long time including the Safety. Its should actually be done from day to day BAVI’s life as it can generate more savings in all workplaces not just from scraps eapecially in store areas…Congrats!
Agree, Sir Rodel. Thank you for your feedback and insights! 😉 We aimed at institutionalizing 5S for now in our first implementation since this is the first time we’re officially implementing the 5S for the whole organization. We still have upcoming activities to look forward to… we’ll also be working with our Safety Officer and see if we can be of help in strengthening our safety practices. 🙂