Title: An analytical study of lean implementation measures in pump industries in India

Authors: M. Mohan Prasad; K. Ganesan; K.P. Paranitharan; R. Rajesh

Addresses: AMRITA College of Engineering and Technology, Erachakulam (P.O.), Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, 629901, India ' P.S.R. Engineering College, Sivakasi, Virdhnunadar (Dist), Tamil Nadu, 626140, India ' Macros Management Consultancy, Karur, Tamil Nadu, 639001, India; ULTRA College of Engineering and Technology, Ultra Nagar, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, 625104, India ' Rohini College of Engineering and Technology, Palkulam, Kanayakumari, Tamil Nadu, 629401, India

Abstract: The manufacturing industries in India are gearing up to face the challenges namely the quality, timely delivery and satisfying customer need. This prompted some large manufacturing industries to implement lean thinking in their manufacturing process. Most of the manufacturing companies are yet to take up this task. Particularly, the pump industries which are mostly occupied by SMEs are still to follow the suit. In this context, this study has made sincere attempt to survey the implementation of lean in pump manufacturing industries in India through an instrument consisting of seven lean implementation measures namely, RILP, lean tools employed in the company, RLPTLI, MBLP, evaluation of level of waste in the company, success factors of lean practicing in the company and lean performance indicators. A survey type research was conducted and the results indicated that identified lean implementation measures were found to be significant in achieving lean implementation in pump industries.

Keywords: lean practice; lean implementation measures; pump manufacturing; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2019.100540

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2019 Vol.10 No.2, pp.133 - 151

Received: 17 Sep 2018
Accepted: 16 Jan 2019

Published online: 27 Jun 2019 *

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