Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology
Source : International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, Volume 8, Issue 10, p.207–216 (2017)
Url : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320491101_Reduction_of_operator's_loading_and_unloading_time_using_lean_systems_for_productivity_improvement
Campus : Chennai
School : School of Engineering
Center : Automotive Center
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Year : 2017
Abstract : The objective of this paper is to implement the concepts of lean production in terms of waste elimination, in the matter of identification of waste time, factors leading to it and eventually reduce\eliminate the same to provide guidance to the industry. The research describes an approach to wait time waste of operator manual loading and unloading time measurement. It is uniformly applied and creates results that can be compared from one production line to another. The wait time waste elimination method is a common approach for gathering and combining data to support identification and elimination of time waste in the industrial lifecycle of a product unit. The lean production system is to determine an efficient production process through the removal of waste and to implement a flow. Wastes of various types are seen in the manufacturing area. One among them is the time taken for loading and unloading of work piece. Reduction in time waste will improve the each production line and in an overall improvement in the number of components produced per shift. Industrial data analysis has been carried out for calculating the current time taken and improving the production process by setting the optimal time to get the required output in terms of increase in the number of components produced per shift.
Cite this Research Publication : Gnanavelbabu A., Arunagiri P., Bharathiraja G., Jayakumar V., and Velmurugan V., “Reduction of operator’s loading and unloading time using lean systems for productivity improvement”, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 207–216, 2017.