|29th IBIMA Conference
3 - 4 May 2017
Enhancing Productivity in Plastics Industry through the Concept of Lean Production
Dana Strachotová and Svatopluk Strachota,
The paper addresses the application of the so-called “lean production” concept in a company processing plastic mouldings. The production on the line that is subject to the analysis was launched gradually in 2015/2016. The paper describes the process of optimizing this line in 2016, which was based on repeated balancing, on the preparation of a lean workplace concept (through a suitable lay-out and standardization) and on the measurement of time consumption of individual operations. The balancing process was mainly based on the Yamazumi Chart. The time consumption for individual operations was measured by direct measurement and, in the design stage, the system Basic MOST (method of indirect measurement of time consumption) was used. The paper also addresses the problem of suitable metrics, which will be used for characterization of the “lean nature” of production. Using the common indicator - the productivity - we have identified an improvement in productivity by almost 40%.