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Title: Study of restructuring decisions and complexity of lean manufacturing systemsquot
Researcher: Singh, Varinder
Guide(s): Singru, P M
Keywords: Lean manufacturing systems
University: Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Abstract: In order to meet the challenge of increasingly competitive global business newlineenvironment characterized by the tough customer requirements, shorter product life newlinecycles, rapid introduction and adjustments in the product lines, it is imperative that the newlinecompetitiveness of manufacturing organizations be enhanced by appropriately using newlinedifferent practices of lean philosophy such as just in time (JIT), total quality management newline(TQM), quality at source etc. The overall objective of the lean philosophy is to attain newlinecustomer focus for everything that is carried out within the organization so that non-value newlineadding activities are identified and eliminated. The organizations generally need a newlineconsiderable restructuring to implement lean principles. One of the basic restructuring newlinedecisions needed is to make processes synchronous to achieve flow production. In newlinesituations where the continuous flow is not possible, just-in-time practice can help in newlineachieving the flow production for increasing efficiency of production process. newlineStandardization in performing each job ensures minimal manpower and effort, highest newlinequality, highest safety at the workstation and it goes a long way in eliminating many newlinesources of wasteful activities. The motivation mechanisms such as job security to ensure newlinewhole hearted involvement of the employees need to be put in place. A tool that can newlineassist organizations to quantify the benefits that may be expected from restructuring for newlineimplementing lean manufacturing to their system at the planning and evaluation stage can newlineaid the vital first step in the journey of the organization towards lean manufacturing. The newlinepresent study discusses graph theoretic modeling for analysis of decisions related to newlinerestructuring of manufacturing systems in the process of developing and designing lean newlinemanufacturing systems. A case of restructuring in a steel plant and two cases of newlinerestructuring in a packaging equipment industry have been taken for this study for newlineachieving lean manufacturing philosophy. The restructuring decisions.
Pagination: XVI
Appears in Departments:Mechanical Engineering

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