Value Stream Mapping: A Continuous Improvement tool for Reduction in Total Lead Time

Salunke, Shweta S and Hebbar, Sunith (2015) Value Stream Mapping: A Continuous Improvement tool for Reduction in Total Lead Time. International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, 5 (2). pp. 931-934. ISSN 2277 - 4106

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This research proposes the usage of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) for reduction in total lead time by identifying and minimizing the non-value added activities in a manufacturing process for an electrical company. To be able to meet the customer demand in time without any delays there was a need for implementing lean flow technologies to understand and manage the existing process so as to increase the throughput. The existing situation of the manufacturing process was mapped with the help of VSM technique. The potential areas of improvement were highlighted as Kaizen bursts and proposed to reduce the gap between the existing state and the future state of the process. By developing a future state map which had more efficient processes, this research helped in achieving the main objectives of reduction in the total lead time, work-in-progress and the inventory levels by improving material and information flow

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kaizen bursts, Lead time, Non-value added, Value stream mapping
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 26 May 2016 10:36
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 10:36

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