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Implementation of Lean Manufacturing Tools for Improving Productivity: A Case Study


Brij Bhushan , Green Hills Engineering College; Onkar Singh Bhatia, Green Hills Engineering College; Vikas Ucharia, Bahra University


Ethnographic, Lean Tools, Pareto, PDCA, Qualitative Research


Present research focuses on the quality improvement at Himachal Pradesh based manufacturing unit a precision machining company for two and three wheeler components. The objective of present research focuses on current Quality Management System (QMS) implemented and to identify the current quality problems that the company faces and to study. Present research is divided into two parts Ethnographic and Qualitative research design. Recommendations and solutions to the problem faced will be suggested to the heads and supervisors, to improve the current quality system, as well as increase efficiency and reduce non conformities. This research only focuses on problem faced in the production section of the company. In the ethnographic part study is focused on plunging of workers and qualitative part research is focused on various causes of rejection. Lean manufacturing tools is considered as the pilot project to solve the problem. Various tools were used such as Multiple activity charts, Pareto chart, PDCA cycles, cause and effect diagram and control chart. With the help of lean tools, plunging of workers come to zero, better working environment is provided to workers, rejection has reduced o 12000ppm from 29000ppm and reduced the loss of organization from 4.02% to 2.79%. Retention of worker saves the training cost. Tool life also increased.

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Manuscript Id :J4RV2I6013
Published in :Volume : 2, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2016
Page(s): 33-38
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