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International Conference on Advances in Mechanical and Robotics Engineering - MRE 2014

Investigation of Lean Tools to Enhance the Productivity in Indian Manufacturing Sector A case study on Lamina Suspension Products Ltd.

Author(s) : KUSHAL KUMAR   , MANISH KUMAR   , RAVIRAJ SHETTY   , RITESH R. BHAT   , YAMAN ROHILLA   

Abstract

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 lead-times and increasing the output. Theincrease 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.

Conference Title : International Conference on Advances in Mechanical and Robotics Engineering - MRE 2014
Conference Date(s) : 08-09 March, 2014
Place : Hotel G Tower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
No fo Author(s) : 5
DOI : 10.15224/978-1-63248-002-6-82
Page(s) : 16 - 20
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-002-6
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