show the importance of Lean Manufacturing which plays a vital role in productivity improvement.Lean manufacturing or thinking is exactly what the name sounds like - it is about 'cut to the bone', fat-trimmed, streamlining operation and organizations. Theme is to present an overview of seven manufacturing wastes and introduce the tools and techniques that are used to transform a company into a high performing lean enterprise.Value stream mapping is a main tool used to identify the opportunities for various lean techniques. Work has been carried out to find out the takt time of the process, time study of all the processes and non-value added activities in the rack and housing assembly line. Secondly, the data of cycle time of all processes were taken; the bottleneck operations have been identified. A current state value stream map has been developed.

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Thu, 14/04/2011 - 19:16