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    • Application of lean manufacturing concepts and value stream mapping to a company that manufactures engineering to order road transportation products 

      Breitenbach, Fernanda A.; Ferreira, João C. E. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      In the current economic scenario, it is an increasing trend companies seeking to adapt their production systems to meet the new market demands, and at the same time to increase efficiency in their processes. Among the ...
    • Applying lean manufacturing tools to the management of operational and network risks 

      Rivera, Leonardo (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Risk management has become a growing concern for manufacturers. Academics in the field have classified risks into operational (internal), network (supply chain) and environmental (natural, political and external) risks. ...
    • Applying theory of constraints to moving assembly lines 

      Sims, Trumone; Wan, HungDa (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The first step in the Theory of Constraints (TOC) methodology is to identify the constraint. Several methods have been recommended in literature, such as looking for a backup of inventory (i.e., the operation that the ...
    • Evaluation of frameworks developed which assist SMEs to adopt best practices 

      Alaskari, Osama; Ahmad, Mohammad Munir; Pinedo-Cuenca, Ruben (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Due to limitations, whether financial, knowledge and skills, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are vulnerable to failure when they decide to adopt best practices techniques. Best practices such as Lean tools are considered ...
    • From machine utilisation to flow time: Effects of Lean transformation on scheduling 

      Tokola, Henri; Niemi, Esko; Kyrenius, Pekka (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The Lean paradigm transforms a production company from utilisation-centric planning into a system in which other operating conditions such as short flow times, local control, and reduction in variation are weighted as well. ...
    • Implementing lean manufacturing to improve compressed gas and liquid filling efficiency 

      Ker, Jun-Ing; Shrestha, Chandra Mani; Wang, Yichuan; Lee, Hung-Yu (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The main focus of this study is to apply the Lean concept and methods to help a compressed gas and liquid filling company find the root causes of slow production as well as identify where and how the gas and liquid are ...
    • Requirements for manufacturing operations management and control systems in a dynamic environment 

      Järvenpää, Eeva; Tokola, Henri; Salonen, Tapio; Lanz, Minna; Koho, Mikko; Tuokko, Reijo (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      In today's highly dynamic manufacturing environment smooth information flow between planning and shop floor level is essential to ensure rapid reaction to changes. Unfortunately, the currently utilized dispersed MS Excel ...
    • Using innovative transportation technologies and automation concepts to improve key criteria of lean logistics 

      Kamaryt, Tomáš; Kostelný, Vladimí­r; Hurzig, André; Müller, Egon (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Decreasing or entire eliminating all kinds of waste in production systems is one of the main goals of today's companies implementing lean management. Wastes can be found in material warehouses or facilities, all production ...
    • Value stream mapping along the product development process 

      Dombrowski, Uwe; Ebentreich, David; Schmidt, Stefan (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Today's business conditions are characterized by increased competition. Therefore enterprises have to cope with shorter product life cycles, higher product complexity and more product variants. The reaction of many enterprises ...
    • Value stream mapping and discrete event simulation applied to reduce waste in a company that manufactures a family of automotive parts 

      Silva, Tatiany M. da; Ferreira, João C. E. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Lean manufacturing seeks consistent and complete elimination of waste in order to optimize resources. However, the elimination of such waste in most cases is done through of trial and error, which usually entails more costs ...