Title: Operational performance improvement by implementation of value stream mapping - a case study from Indian industry
Authors: Rakesh Kumar; Vikas Kumar
Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad-121006, Haryana, India ' Mechanical Engineering Department, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad-121006, Haryana, India
Abstract: Lean manufacturing is a preferred approach adopted by most of manufacturing industries to improve their manufacturing performance. Value steam mapping is one of the major enabler of lean manufacturing. In value stream mapping whole value stream is mapped in terms of flow of information and material throughout the value stream. Basic information about the flow and process are recorded, analysed, presented and implemented in improved manner hence making VSM a powerful tool for process improvement. This paper is an attempt to present a real life example of improvement gained through implementation of VSM enabler of lean manufacturing. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the measurable impact of lean manufacturing implementation on operational performance with the use of value stream mapping enabler of lean manufacturing.
Keywords: operational performance enhancement; lean manufacturing; value stream mapping; VSM; case study; India; manufacturing industry.
International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2016 Vol.19 No.4, pp.526 - 541
Received: 27 Sep 2014
Accepted: 22 May 2015
Published online: 24 Sep 2016 *