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A Rational Approach of Lean Tool Implementation to SME - A Case Study

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  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam University, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore – 641021, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


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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