Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 1, Pages: 1-8
M. Yogesh* and Dr. S. Prabagaran
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam University, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore – 641021, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected], [email protected]
*Author for correspondence:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam University, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore – 641021, Tamil Nadu, India; Email: [email protected]
Objective: To analyse the existing method of manufacturing and suggest to implement the appropriate lean tools in small and medium scale industries to improve their efficiency. Method/Analysis: At this context, an assessment is being carried out on productivity and quality factor in various manufacturing sections of a connector manufacturing company with the help of a survey conducted by the research group. Findings: It is observed that manufacturing sections namely plating, stamping and moulding sections showed improvements by implementation of lean tools whereas assembly section does not register any improvement. Application/Improvements: Appropriate remedial measures are taken to get continual improvement. So the necessary suggestions are given to measure the effectiveness of implementation of lean tools.
Keywords: Assembly Section, Continual Improvement, Lean Tools, Productivity, Quality Factor
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