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Lean Production Applications in a Manufacturing Company


  • Ali Gorener

    (Department of International Logistics, Istanbul Commerce University, 34672, Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Humeyra Baser

    (Graduate School of Sciences, Fatih University, 34500, Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Ali Turkyilmaz

    (Department of Industrial Engineering, Fatih University, 34500, Istanbul, Turkey)


Lean production is a production model which comes about the pursuit of companies to be able to meet competition and make effective production. The main purpose of lean production is to get control about the wastage. This study includes the requirements for the success of the lean production and how the lean production system can be established.In this paper, lean production techniques were applied to the electric water heater line. Measurements using lean initiatives were made, operation cycle times were determined, and Kaizen improvement methods and line balancing methods were applied according to the results. And the last section of study showed conclusion of lean implementation.

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  • Ali Gorener & Humeyra Baser & Ali Turkyilmaz, 2013. "Lean Production Applications in a Manufacturing Company," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 2(2), pages 16-27, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:2:y:2013:i:2:p:16-27

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    Lean Production; Kaizen; Waste; System;


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