Title: Enhancing manufacturing excellence through integrated manufacturing programme

Authors: Vishnu D. Wakchaure, Keshav N. Nandurkar, Shrikant P. Kallurkar

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrutvahini College of Engineering, Sangamner, Maharashtra, India. ' KKW Institute of Engineering Education & Research, Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra, India. ' Marathwada Mitra Mandal's College of Engineering, Karvenagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: Several paradigms like Just-in-time (JIT), Total Quality Management (TQM), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) have emerged to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of an organisation. The survey of 92 Indian manufacturing industries reveals that industries are facing problems which encompass different business functions. The improvements reported are only between 20% and 30%. This is equally applicable for manufacturing firms across the globe. Perfect implementation of any one paradigm may not be sufficient to yield the intended overall improvements. It addresses problems and difficulties partially. The existing manufacturing management and improvement literature suggests that these approaches offer complementarity for pursuing superior overall performance. Based on survey findings and complementary viewpoint, we propose the conceptual |Integrated Manufacturing Programme| framework to enhance overall performance. This study is the first effort to combine these paradigms into one integrated manufacturing programme and attempts to fill the void in the literature.

Keywords: JIT; just-in-time; TPM; total productive maintenance; TQM; total quality management; SCM; supply chain management; ERP; enterprise resource planning; integrated manufacturing; survey; synergy; manufacturing excellence; India; manufacturing performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISM.2010.035644

International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.376 - 400

Published online: 01 Oct 2010 *

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