Case studies on the implementation of lean manufacturing in the automotive malaysian companies

Mohd Azhar Sahwan, Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman, Baba Md Deros

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Abstract

Lean manufacturing is one of the initiatives that many major businesses in the world have been trying to adopt in order to remain competitive in an increasingly global market. The focus of the approach is on cost reduction by eliminating non-value added activities. Originating from the Toyota Production System, many of the tools and techniques of lean manufacturing have been widely used in discrete manufacturing. The purpose of this study is to investigate the approach of adopting lean, the tools and techniques implemented, the changes in the organizations, the problems encountered as well as the lessons learnt. This paper describes the results and findings of four industrial case studies conducted in different electrical and electronics companies in Malaysia. Interviews were conducted with the key personnel to answer some issues which were crucial in this study. Comparisons and discussion were made among the case companies. One of the key findings obtained is that people in the organization should take the lean mind-set and act in the lean way in order to make a lean initiative successful. The application of kaizen and 7 quality control tools are most popular implementation in the selected case study companies as the tools to eliminate nonvalue added activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
Pages1180-1184
Number of pages5
Volume465-466
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event4th International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, ICME 2013 - Bangi-Putrajaya
Duration: 17 Dec 201318 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume465-466
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other4th International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, ICME 2013
CityBangi-Putrajaya
Period17/12/1318/12/13

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Industry
Cost reduction
Quality control
Electronic equipment
Personnel
Lean production

Keywords

  • Automotive industry
  • Case study
  • Lean manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Sahwan, M. A., Ab Rahman, M. N., & Md Deros, B. (2014). Case studies on the implementation of lean manufacturing in the automotive malaysian companies. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 465-466, pp. 1180-1184). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 465-466). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.465-466.1180

Case studies on the implementation of lean manufacturing in the automotive malaysian companies. / Sahwan, Mohd Azhar; Ab Rahman, Mohd Nizam; Md Deros, Baba.

Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 465-466 2014. p. 1180-1184 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 465-466).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sahwan, MA, Ab Rahman, MN & Md Deros, B 2014, Case studies on the implementation of lean manufacturing in the automotive malaysian companies. in Applied Mechanics and Materials. vol. 465-466, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 465-466, pp. 1180-1184, 4th International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, ICME 2013, Bangi-Putrajaya, 17/12/13. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.465-466.1180
Sahwan MA, Ab Rahman MN, Md Deros B. Case studies on the implementation of lean manufacturing in the automotive malaysian companies. In Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 465-466. 2014. p. 1180-1184. (Applied Mechanics and Materials). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.465-466.1180
Sahwan, Mohd Azhar ; Ab Rahman, Mohd Nizam ; Md Deros, Baba. / Case studies on the implementation of lean manufacturing in the automotive malaysian companies. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 465-466 2014. pp. 1180-1184 (Applied Mechanics and Materials).
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