Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 8, Pages: 1-5
M. Yogesh1 and S.Prabagaran2
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam University, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore - 641021, Tamil Nadu, India;[email protected] , [email protected]
Objective: To propose appropriate measures for effective implementation of lean tools in small and medium companies. Method/Analysis: At this context, a thorough study made on the performance of four sections namely plating, molding, stamping and assembly. Workers are made aware of the lean tools and implementation. Key Performance Indicators like DL(Direct Labour) Efficiency, TEEP(Total Effective Equipment Productivity) and OEE(Overall Equipment Efficiency) of these sections are measured. Findings: It is found that although some manufacturing sections namely plating, stamping and moulding showed improvements by implementation of lean tools, assembly section had not shown any improvement. Subsequently Hoshin workshops and SMED(Single Minute Exchange of Die) classes are conducted. By these remedial measures appreciable increase in DL Efficiency, TEEP and OEE of assembly section is observed. Application/Improvements:By the above revised lean tool implementation, operational excellence is achieved in all four sections.
Keywords: DL Efficiency, Lean Tools, OEE, Quality Factor, Small and Medium Scale Industry, TEEP
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