The Benefits of Lean through an Analysis and Improvement of an Existing Production Line

Gerasimos I. Siasos, Georgios I. Skodras, Evangelos Gkanas, Kostas Hrissagis, Sophocles S. Makridis

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Abstract

The main aim of this research work is to analyse and improve an existing production line by applying the right lean manufacturing tools and techniques. In nowadays, most of the companies around the world use lean methodology at all levels within a company, but more especially at the production line. First of all, a literature review of lean manufacturing will be conducted. The starting point of the literature review is the history background, the definition and why lean is necessary in the world of manufacturing. The second part of the literature review is about the lean manufacturing tools and techniques. Then a lean assessment guide is defined and finally the implementation plan of lean. The second part of this research work is referring to a case study. The author visited an existing company where examined the production line from the raw materials to the shipping of finished goods. After detailed analysis, the recommended improvements have to be presented by suggesting an implementation plan. The final stage is to list all the benefits which the company will join after the implementation of the recommended improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-24
Number of pages10
JournalMaterial Science and Engineering with Advanced Research
Volume2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2017

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