This paper describes a case study on lean manufacturing implementation to the valve pre-assembly area of a bottling lines production plant in Italy, and it is a pilot project for a wider lean implementation in the whole organization, with the aim of rationalizing all processes and improving efficiency. The case study was deeply described, justifying the implementation of lean in an area of an Engineer-To-Order (ETO) company. Despite the context, lean led to significant improvement in throughput rates (+50%), average lead times (-80%) and products quality. Also, the pilot assembly plant greatly decreased the occupied space on the shop floor. For all these reasons, lean is also confirmed as a strategic choice in ETO companies, where this philosophy can lead to a new way of thinking and working towards successful and long-lasting results.

Lean manufacturing in the valve pre-assembly area of a bottling lines production plant: An Italian case study / Bertolini, M.; Romagnoli, G.. - (2013), pp. 93-100. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and System Management, - IESM 2013 tenutosi a Rabat, Morocco nel 28-30 Ottobre 2013.

Lean manufacturing in the valve pre-assembly area of a bottling lines production plant: An Italian case study

Bertolini M.;
2013

Abstract

This paper describes a case study on lean manufacturing implementation to the valve pre-assembly area of a bottling lines production plant in Italy, and it is a pilot project for a wider lean implementation in the whole organization, with the aim of rationalizing all processes and improving efficiency. The case study was deeply described, justifying the implementation of lean in an area of an Engineer-To-Order (ETO) company. Despite the context, lean led to significant improvement in throughput rates (+50%), average lead times (-80%) and products quality. Also, the pilot assembly plant greatly decreased the occupied space on the shop floor. For all these reasons, lean is also confirmed as a strategic choice in ETO companies, where this philosophy can lead to a new way of thinking and working towards successful and long-lasting results.
5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and System Management, - IESM 2013
Rabat, Morocco
28-30 Ottobre 2013
93
100
Bertolini, M.; Romagnoli, G.
Lean manufacturing in the valve pre-assembly area of a bottling lines production plant: An Italian case study / Bertolini, M.; Romagnoli, G.. - (2013), pp. 93-100. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and System Management, - IESM 2013 tenutosi a Rabat, Morocco nel 28-30 Ottobre 2013.
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