Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Performing Lean Manufacturing System in Small and Medium Enterprises

Contents:

Author Info

  • Fakhraddin Maroofi

    ()
    (University of Kurdistan)

  • Samira Dehghan

    ()
    (Islamic Azad University)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    This paper presents a conceptual framework to implement techniques for performing lean in the high-variety low volume (HVLV) environment. Lean production executed as a possible solution for many organizations. Anyhow the lean formula is appropriate directly only to the Build to stock business, but the customized product environment has to conform lean manufacturing principle. This paper has a two-phrase quantitative framework to convert small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to be lean. Phrase 1 has three interrelated parts: (1) redesigning an organization by using the power of computer Simulation integrated with business procedure. (2) Value stream mapping (VSM) is used to produce a map of both value and unused in a given procedure. This tool has also a main disadvantage for Small manufacturing ability because many value streams are made-up of hundreds of industrial parts and products. (3) Integrative supplier relationship is one of the most critical factors to sustain an advantage in the increasing levels of competition. Phrase 2 performs a just in time production scheme by using ant colony optimization technique combines with a Simulation tool. This paper addresses how to combine lean thought with Simulation optimization, the step of this framework to obtain the optimization solution.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.hrmars.com/admin/pics/1140.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.hrmars.com/admin/pics/1140.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences in its journal International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 156-163

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:hur:ijaraf:v:2:y:2012:i:3:p:156-163

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://hrmars.com/index.php/pages/detail/Accounting-Finance-Journal

    Related research

    Keywords: Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs); lean Manufacturing; workshop environment;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Abdel-Malek, Layek & Kullpattaranirun, Tarathorn & Nanthavanij, Suebsak, 2005. "A framework for comparing outsourcing strategies in multi-layered supply chains," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 97(3), pages 318-328, September.
    2. Panizzolo, Roberto, 1998. "Applying the lessons learned from 27 lean manufacturers.: The relevance of relationships management," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 55(3), pages 223-240, August.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hur:ijaraf:v:2:y:2012:i:3:p:156-163. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Hassan Danial Aslam).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.