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Kaizen Approach for the Systematic Review of Occupational Safety and Health Procedures in Food Industries

  • Renan ZoccaEmail author
  • Tânia M. Lima
  • Pedro D. Gaspar
  • Fernando Charrua-Santos
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)

Abstract

Kaizen is one of the continuous improvement management tools encompassed by Lean Manufacturing. 5S methodology is a reorganization technique for the companies generally associated with Kaizen technique. It was specifically developed with the aim of transforming the environment of people’s organizations and attitudes, resulting in improvement of employees’ quality of life and the reduction of waste and costs, and aiming significant increases in productivity. Portuguese food industry is composed mainly by Small and Medium Enterprises that are now implementing new information and communication technologies and electronics. In order to promote their efficiency the SME should update their computational tools to support scenario creation that are used to ease the decision-making, so they are able to adapt rapidly to an increasingly computerized industry named as Industry 4.0. It is presented a computational tool to facilitate and implement a new culture of business management directed to agrifood SME, that aims to improve the organization and Occupational Safety and Health.

Keywords

Computational tool Decision-making Agrifood industry Occupational Safety and Health 5S philosophy Kaizen Industry 4.0 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This study is part of the project activities “+Agro - Qualificação organizacional, energética e de segurança e saúde no trabalho da indústria agroalimentar”. Ref. ID: 16159. The study was funded by Portugal 2020, Compete 2020 - Programa Operacional da Competitividade e Internacionalização (POCI) - Sistema de Apoio a Ações Coletivas (SIAC): 04/SIAC/2015, Ref.: 16159).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renan Zocca
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tânia M. Lima
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pedro D. Gaspar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fernando Charrua-Santos
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  2. 2.C-MAST - Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and TechnologiesCovilhãPortugal

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