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Lean manufacturing assessment in malaysia small medium enterprise: a case study

Abdul Rashid, Azrin Hani and Shaari, Muhammad Farid and Mohamad Zakuan@Zakwan, Norhayati and Hasan Basri, Nor Fazliana (2010) Lean manufacturing assessment in malaysia small medium enterprise: a case study. In: World Engineering Congress, 2-5 August 2010 , Hilton Hotel, Riverside Majestic Hotel and Grand Margherita Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia .


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Lean production system has been widely implemented in manufacturing industry. Value Stream Mapping is one of the commonly lean practices that being implemented in lean production system to make the improvement in the production. The objective of this paper is to assess and develop the current state value stream mapping and future value stream mapping. This study performs comparison between current state and future state in the company after implementing lean techniques. Value Stream Mapping used to analyze the flow of materials and information currently required to bring the product to the consumer. The result shows that the company absolutely gets benefit from the lean implementation. Based on the current assessment, the main areas that need to be improving in the company are managing the waste, reduce the lead time and manage value chain to meet customer requirement and satisfaction. The results show that the lead time had been reduced 39.9% from the current state and the number of operators had been reduced from 7 operators to 3 operators.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: lean, value stream mapping, small medium enterprise, current state, future state
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Aryanti Ahmad
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2010 01:11
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/480
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