Organization improvement in Colas Mechanical Workshops
Tutor / director / evaluatorOlivella Nadal, Jordi
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Objective:The aim of the proposed project is to optimize working conditions and processes into themechanical workshops of Colas Midi-Méditerrannée, subsidiary of the world leader inroad constructionand maintenance, Colas.Methodology:The techniqueapplied to reach the objective of the project, whichorigins come from the Japanese culture, is named “5S”. It is based on five fundamental pillars: Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.Results:After an analysis of the initial workshop situation, the expected results consist in achangein the overall effectiveness of the workshop. If the methodology quoted is properly applied, this value should increase significantly.Conclusion:The sources that are causing a performance loss in the operationsof the workshop are identified and eliminated. The effort involved in the project must be sustained in order to maintain the efficiency level achieved in a spirit of continuous improvement.