Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
Lean Manufacturing: The new manufacturing strategy
Author(s): Harendra Singh, Suresh Chand Gurjar
Abstract: The Lean Manufacturing system aims at eliminating the major equipment losses, manpower losses, material losses and several time losses. These losses are structured to enable everyone to easily identify and agree on the opportunities for improvement. Hence in manpower losses, MURI (Strain)and MURA (inconsistent or imbalance) are the main sources of loss where the application of lean manufacturing tools result in minimizing such losses and reflected through productivity improvement and efficiency maximization. The lean manufacturing tools can be advantageously made use of a situation where similarity in terms of some characteristics exists for productivity improvement and area of continual change. Models assisting Lean Manufacturing model such as kaizen, six sigma, poka-yoka, Tqm, Tpm, Jit, Doe, FMea, oee etc. have been most frequently used for industrial application.