Investigation of Lean Tools to Enhance the Productivity in Indian Manufacturing Sector

Bhat, Ritesh R and Shetty, Raviraj and Kumar, Kushal and Kumar, Manish and Rohilla, Yaman (2014) Investigation of Lean Tools to Enhance the Productivity in Indian Manufacturing Sector. International Journal of Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering, 1 (2). pp. 21-25.

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The purpose of this work is to implement the lean manufacturing tools in Lamina Suspension Products Ltd. - an Indian manufacturing sector and develop a plan for reducing leadtimes and increasing the output. The increase in lead-times due to undefined batch size and poor product flow is causing the manufacturer a loss in market share to its competitors and thus the challenge is to provide qualitative products with reduced lead time. Value stream mapping (VSM) – a lean tool is used to determine areas of potential improvement on the plant floor. The paper concentrates on the production line of main leaf spring. A current state map is developed and analyzed, to pin point areas that have potential for improvement. After analyzing the current map and discussing with the experts, a future state map is created to suggest ways to reduce lead-times and increase productivity/output. The map will include lean manufacturing methods to enhance the productivity and reduce the lead time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lean manufacturing, Value stream mapping, Producitvity Improvement.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 23 May 2015 06:49
Last Modified: 23 May 2015 06:49

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