Lean Manufacturing Benefits in a Pharmaceutical Production Plant
Various Lean developments and related matters have been accomplished [1-7, etc.]. This paper attempts to stress on several main methods of Lean culture applied in Zentiva Romania pharmaceuticals production plant, such as: +QDCI, SMED, 5S, etc. A systematic analysis and development of adequate actions for solving the considered critical problem have been accomplished, based on the Lean manufacturing principles. The Lean tools applied in Zentiva Romania are being used to identify and eliminate wasteful steps in products and processes, increase the manufacturing capability and reduce cost, in order to remain competitive on the market, deal with fast transfers of new products and technologies, etc. An important result is the emphasize of the Lean methods implementation benefits, such as greater productivity, improved lead times, elimination of waste, innovation stimulation, safer work environment, better monitoring of the outputs etc.
Laurentiu Slătineanu, Vasile Merticaru, Gheorghe Nagîţ, Margareta Coteaţă, Eugen Axinte, Petru Duşa, Gavril Muscă, Laurenţiu Ghenghea, Florin Negoescu, Octavian Lupescu, Irina Tiţa and Oana Dodun
D. Sîrbu and C. E. Băișan, "Lean Manufacturing Benefits in a Pharmaceutical Production Plant", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 657, pp. 991-995, 2014