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n South African Journal of Industrial Engineering - The effectiveness of lean manufacturing audits in measuring operational performance improvements : case study

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Abstract

The hypothesis that lean manufacturing audits are an effective way to measure improvements in operational performance was tested using 64 manufacturing sites owned by a FTSE 100 company. Commonly-used lean characteristics were evaluated: policy deployment, standardised work, visual management and housekeeping, quick changeover techniques, total productive maintenance, continuous improvement (), error proofing, cultural awareness, material control, and levelling (). Operational performance was assessed employing commonly-used operational performance measures: on-time-delivery, inventory turns, and direct labour utilisation. The findings are that lean manufacturing audits are effective in measuring improvements in operational performance provided that the audit scope and the lean characteristics are aligned up front.

Die hipotese dat die amptelike evaluering van stroombelynde produksie effektief gebruik kan word om verbetering in bedryfsdoeltreffendheid te meet, is getoets met die gebruik van 64 vervaardigingsaanlegte wat deur 'n FTSE 100 maatskappy besit word. Stroombelynde tegnieke wat algemeen gebruik word, is geëvalueer: strategiese beplanning, gestandaardiseerde werk, visuele bestuur en huishouding, vinnige oorgangstegnieke, totale gehalte-bestuur, , foutvoorkoming, kulturele bewustheid, materiaalbeheer, en konstante produksietempo's. Maatreëls wat algemeen gebruik word om bedryfsdoeltreffendheid te meet is gebruik om bedryfsdoeltreffendheid te assesseer: tydige aflewering, voorraad-omsetsnelheid, en direkte arbeidsbenutting. Die bevinding is dat, om amptelike evaluering van stroombelynde produksie effektief te gebruik om verbetering in bedryfsdoeltreffendheid te meet, moet die omvang van die amptelike evaluering en stroombelynde tegnieke vooraf belyn word.

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2013-08-01
2016-12-03
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