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Title: Development and validation of lean manufacturing drivers barriers and framework with a focus on ceramic industry
Researcher: Bhamu, Jaiprakash
Guide(s): Sangwan, Kuldip Singh
Keywords: ceramic industry
manufacturing drivers
University: Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Completed Date: 1/8/2013
Abstract: The study aims at developing and validating drivers, barriers and framework of lean manufacturing implementation with a focus on the ceramic industries. This study also focuses on the review of literature in lean manufacturing to understand its evolution and current research issues. newlineTo achieve the objectives of the proposed research, the following activities are to be newlinecarried out: newlineand#61656; A thorough review of literature on lean manufacturing. newlineand#61656; Development of lean manufacturing drivers and barriers through literature review and discussion with experts from industry. newlineand#61656; Validation of the lean manufacturing drivers and barriers by an empirical study newlineusing statistical tools. newlineand#61656; Development of models of lean manufacturing drivers and barriers using newlinestructural equation modeling technique. newlineand#61656; Review of existing lean manufacturing implementation frameworks to find the newlineresearch gap. newlineand#61656; Development of a lean manufacturing implementation model. newlineand#61656; Validation of the developed framework through implementation of lean newlinemanufacturing in a case company. newlineIt is expected that the research will be of significant importance to the managers in the industry and researchers in the field of lean manufacturing. The knowledge and understanding of lean drivers and barriers will help the managers in the industry to leverage the drivers and mitigate barriers effectively before implementing lean manufacturing. newlineThe proposed framework of lean manufacturing implementation will also be useful for the industry to effectively implement lean manufacturing for the improvements in the performance to gain competitive edge. The study is also newlinesignificant for researchers in the field of lean manufacturing as the study provides an extensive literature review of lean definitions, contributors, type of research methodologies used, types of industries implementing lean, lean tools and techniques, and lean implementation frameworks.
Pagination: xvi
Appears in Departments:Mechanical Engineering

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