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Molenda Michał (Silesian University of Technology, Poland), Biernot Aneta (Automotive Company, Poland), Cierna Helena (Technical University in Zvolen, Slovak Republic)
Example of Using Lean Manufacturing Tools in Assessing and Improving the Process of Car Arm Rest Production
Multidisciplinary Aspects of Production Engineering, 2018, vol. 1, s. 217-222, rys., tab., bibliogr. 11 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Odchudzone zarządzanie, Odchudzanie produkcji
Lean management, Lean production
streszcz., summ.
The paper deals with the use of Lean Manufacturing tools in improving the production process of car arm rests in a car manufacturing company in Poland. The article describes the original condition of a single production process of assembling ready pieces to produce car arm rests. The original condition was assessed and described with the use of some basic Lean indicators and value stream mapping. The aforementioned tools allowed to assess the process condition and to identify the organizational issues and their sources. It also enabled to reorganize the process and increase its efficiency. The further part of the article describes the results of improvement actions. The process assessment was held and improvements introduced in the first quarter of 2018. (original abstract)
Pełny tekst
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