A roadmap for lean production tools implementation

Zeinalpour Ahrabi, Saeed and Avakh Darestani, Soroush (2021) A roadmap for lean production tools implementation. International Journal of Business Excellence. pp. 1-20. ISSN 1756-0055 (In Press)


The purpose of this study is to identify the tools for implementing lean production. Also, providing a suitable roadmap for the implementation of lean production tools is another purpose of this research. This study examined the priority of using various lean tools with the focus on achieving lean production goals in Supplying Automotive Parts Company (SAPCO). At first, various tools of lean production were extracted using library research. They were reviewed and prioritised by analytic network process (ANP). In the next step, the interactions of the effectiveness and susceptibility of lean tools has been extracted through decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) method. By analysing the obtained results, a suitable roadmap for the implementation of lean manufacturing tools [including personnel (continuous improvement, performance management, organising), Kaizen, value stream map, 5S, standard work, productive maintenance, pull system, Jidoka, single minute exchange of die, Heijunka and continuous flow] has been presented.

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