Title: Reduction of delivery times in a Peruvian metal-mechanical company

Authors: Jazmin V. Landa; Angie R. Suárez; Pablo F. Mendoza; José C. Alvarez

Addresses: Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Prolongación Primavera 2390, Lima, 15023, Perú ' Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Prolongación Primavera 2390, Lima, 15023, Perú ' Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Prolongación Primavera 2390, Lima, 15023, Perú ' Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Prolongación Primavera 2390, Lima, 15023, Perú

Abstract: This study seeks to achieve the highest level of service and productivity in an industry in the metal-mechanical sector. For this, observations, a study of methods and times were carried out to investigate the limiting factors of the progression of productivity in an environment of manufacture of electrical panels. The captured data was used to identify the different wastes present in the production system, suggest, and validate sustainable manufacturing system strategies using a system simulation model. The proposed solution used for this research incorporates lean thinking and its tools such as the value flow map (VSM), the theory of constraints (TOCs), 5S, the Kanban production system, and the standardisation of working methods. The implementation of the proposed methodology resulted in the improvement of the general performance of the company under study with a 15.74% reduction in cycle time.

Keywords: lean manufacturing; make to order; MTO; on-time delivery; OTD; 5S; Kanban; work standardisation method; continuous improvement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSCA.2020.10032563

International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 2020 Vol.12 No.2/3, pp.266 - 293

Received: 30 Jan 2020
Accepted: 13 Jul 2020

Published online: 20 Oct 2020 *

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