Title: Exploring the effectiveness of value stream mapping: a case study in Malaysian small sized industry

Authors: Amjad Khalili; Md Yusof Ismail; Ali Sulong

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Palestine Technical University (PTUK), Tulkarm, Yaffa Street, West Bank, P.O. Box 7, Palestine ' Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Selangor, 53100 KL, Malaysia ' Manufacturing Engineer, Riverstone Resources Sdn. Bhd, Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: Little is known about the effectiveness of value stream mapping (VSM) in the Malaysian small sized industries and how this tool be exploited as process planning for enterprises. To bridge this gap, this paper critically deliberates relevant issues that face industries; and focuses on awareness level, which affects the successful implementation of VSM. To better understand these issues a case study was conducted focusing on the manufacturing sector. Hence, the methodology adopted in this paper originates from the studies based on previous related theories and researches as well as through gathering information and case study approach. Both the current and future state VSM are investigated. Findings show that industries are well aware of VSM implementation and the contribution of these towards increasing the productivity and performance of the department and the company as a whole. Additionally, the result from the case study conducted shows that it is potential for the company to reduce the process time of the product up to 28% when they implement the future-state VSM and most of them are by waste reduction algorithm.

Keywords: value stream; lean; industry; productivity; investigation; case study.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2020.112197

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2020 Vol.36 No.4, pp.496 - 511

Received: 20 Jul 2018
Accepted: 09 Jun 2019

Published online: 18 Dec 2020 *

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