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n South African Journal of Industrial Engineering - Application of lean tools in the supply chain of a maintenance environment

Volume 28 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1012-277X
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Abstract

Historically, Lean thinking has limited applications in the maintenance environment (that is, a non-manufacturing environment). This article reports on the Lean tools that can be implemented in the maintenance environment. To achieve this, a typical supply chain management of a rolling stock service organisation was used for analysis and validation. The approach was initially to map the current supply chain process through a standard method of value stream mapping so as to identify non-Lean activities. After mapping the current state, other suitable Lean tools for the current supply chain management were applied. Finally, performance Indicators were formulated for continuous review and assessment.

Tradisioneel word lenige denke nie in die instandhoudingsomgewing (nie-vervaardiging) toegepas nie. In hierdie artikel word verslag gedoen oor lenige metodes wat in instandhoudingstoepassings gebruik kan word. Om dit moontlik te maak, is die bestuur van ’n tipiese voorsieningketting in ’n rollende materiaal diensorganisasie gebruik vir analise en validasie. Aanvanklik is die bestaande voorsieningskettingproses grafies voorgestel deur gebruik te maak van ’n diagram van die waardestroom om sodoende die nie-lenige aktiwiteite te identifiseer. Hierna is ander relevante lenige metodes op die bestaande voorsieningsketting toegepas. Uiteindelik is prestasie indikatore geformuleer om deurlopende hersiening en assessering moontlik te maak.

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2017-12-18

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