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Application of value stream mapping (VSM) in gear manufacturing process: A case study

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posted on 05.10.2018, 08:09 by Sadaf Zahoor, Keith CaseKeith Case, Zeeshan Saeed, Hamza Ijaz, Shoaib Muzaffar, Atif Qayyum Khan, Rohail Aftab
Since the end of 20th century, Lean Manufacturing has been recognized as an important approach in competitive industrial environments to improving productivity by reducing process cycle time. To remain competitive in the market, organizations are compelled to find new domains for improvements in order to reduce production lead time and to smooth the flow of processes. The current research aims at designing efficient future VSM to improve productivity by reducing process cycle time and waste in a gear manufacturing process in an automotive industry. The approach was based on mapping the current state of the process to identify the non-value-added activities and also for opportunities for improvement in value added activities. Kaizen events are the main metrics for improvement in the current process by integrating it with the future value stream map. This study concluded that the designed future value stream map helps effectively in identifying the wasteful activities i.e. distance travelled and inventory at different workstations. VSM integrated with Kaizen proves itself a useful approach in achieving continuous process improvement.

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School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Sixteenth International Conference on Manufacturing Research Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXII

Pages

505 - 510 (6)

Citation

ZAHOOR, S. ... et al, 2018. Application of value stream mapping (VSM) in gear manufacturing process: A case study. IN: Thorvald, P. and Case, K. (eds). Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXII. Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Manufacturing Research, incorporating the 33rd National Conference on Manufacturing Research, University of Skovde, Skovde, Sweden, pp.505-510.

Publisher

IOS Press © The Authors

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

31/07/2018

Publication date

2018

Notes

The final publication is available at IOS Press through http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-902-7-505.

ISSN

2352-751X

Book series

Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering;8

Language

en

Location

University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden