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Press Release

December 6, 2013

A Friendly Competition on 5S among 24 Regional Offices Nationwide in Tanzania & Launching of the Illustrative Handbook of 5S for Lean Management in Tanesco

TANESCO will organize a seminar on the above as follows:

Date: Friday, 6th December 2013
Venue: Hotel Beach Comber, Jangwani Beach Dar es Salaam (+255-22-2647772)
Time: 9:30 am to 16.00 pm.

The 5S-KAIZEN activities in TANESCO started in October 2010 as part of the Project for Capacity Development of Efficient Distribution and Transmission Systems that began in August 2009 supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

TANESCO is now executing 5S-KAIZEN activities with big success based on the five key words of Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize and Sustain in its all 24 Regional Offices countrywide. This seminar, which is organized by the TANESCO Human Resource Department, will provide an opportunity for the 24 Regional Offices to share the fantastic results of 5S-KAIZEN activities in their respective offices with plenty of visual pictures. At the same time, the first edition of the « Illustrative Handbook of 5S for the Lean Management in TANESCO » which was drafted by TANESCO together with JICA will be unveiled and delivered during the seminar.

5S and KAIZEN are bottom-up approaches for continuous quality improvement and management as well as improvement of safety in working places. These originated in Japan and have now been introduced and applied in many countries all over the world. Tanzania is one of the African countries which apply 5S - KAIZEN approaches in public services management and in private sector development. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in collaboration with JICA, introduced the approaches into clinical service and now more than 60 hospitals all over the country is improving their activities successfully. Moreover, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) are carrying out KAIZEN projects in collaboration with JICA in order to introduce the approaches into private sector.

The purpose of practicing 5S-KAIZEN is not only to make the workplace more efficient and effective by eliminating all kinds of waste, useless movements, cost and errors but also to contribute to the improvement of the service quality and delivery to TANESCO's customers. Ultimately TANESCO's steady efforts of practicing 5S-KAIZEN will help bring satisfaction to TANESCO's clients for better services.

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