Productivity Improvement using Lean Manufacturing ‘“ A Case Study at Muththamizh Industries IJTSRD
At the present scenario, the Lean Manufacturing has become a worldwide phenomenon. A large number of organizations are following Lean technologies and experiencing vast improvement in quality, production, customer service and profitability. Muththamizh industries in Palani is a manufacturing company that manufactures variety of agricultural oriented machines. In this work to adopt the Lean manufacturing concept in this industry by using Value Stream Mapping (VSM) technique and to reduce the wastes such as long lead time, defects, material waste etc. Our project focuses on creating current and future state value stream maps which, when implemented will decrease the current lead time of manufacturing thereby improving the productivity of industrial shop floor. From their products, the team chose Chaff cutter machine as a product family and worked on them. From the Current Value Stream Map created the lead time for the product is found to be 3 to 3.34 days right from the processing of raw materials till the product is ready to be shipped. From the map created, various stages that contains bottlenecks in production were clearly identified and remedial measures were taken to eliminate those bottlenecks. Various lean tools such as Kaizen Bursts, 5S and other methods to eliminate the wastes were identified and implemented effectively. After remedial measures were adopted the data is tracked again and Future Value Stream Map is drawn. From the map it was clear that the lead time for the product was reduced to a certain extent of up to 4 hours. Therefore our primary goal of the object was achieved by adopting lean techniques and the productivity and efficiency of the organization was increased.
By G. Saravanan | R. Karthikeyan | S. Mohamed Nasrulla”Productivity Improvement using Lean Manufacturing ‘“ A Case Study at Muththamizh Industries”
Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-2 | Issue-4 , June 2018,
URL: http://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd12836.pdf http://www.ijtsrd.com/engineering/mechanical-engineering/12836/productivity-improvement-using-lean-manufacturing-‘“-a-case-study-at-muththamizh-industries/g-saravanan
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