Paper Title:
The Study of Lean Layout in an Automotive Parts Manufacturer
  Abstract

The term “Lean” was the Japanese model and had been associated with the practice of interpreting the value added activities from those that are wasted (“muda” in Japanese) in an organization and its supply chain [1]. Apart from that, lean was also known as the focus on reducing the non value added (NVA) waste which impedes the flow of the product as it is being transformed in the value chain [2]. Lean manufacturing also means producing only to direct customer orders, creating the need for less on-hand inventory [3]. Lean layout is one of the lean manufacturing tools which have been applied in this automotive parts manufacturer. This tool encourages good visibility and management of the manufacturing system [2]. The U-shape design is incorporated in this case study in order to improve the efficiency of production. In this research, the current production layout is studied and the improvements are conducted by using U-shaped layout which replaced the traditional layout (straight line layout). The results are shown through the figures of the new layout design in the production line.

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Periodical
Chapter
Chapter 20: Manufacturing Process Planning and Scheduling
Edited by
Wu Fan
Pages
3947-3951
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.110-116.3947
Citation
M. M. Salleh, M.Z.M. Zain, "The Study of Lean Layout in an Automotive Parts Manufacturer", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 3947-3951, 2012
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October 2011
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