Title: Voyaging of agile manufacturing: from Iacocca Institute to pump industry

Authors: V.M.M. Thilak; S.R. Devadasan; D.T. Sunil; M. Vinod; R. Murugesh

Addresses: Production Engineering Department, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore-641 004, India ' Production Engineering Department, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore-641 004, India ' Production Engineering Department, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore-641 004, India ' Production Engineering Department, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore-641 004, India ' Darshan Institute of Engineering and Technology, Rajkot, Gujarat-363 650, India

Abstract: In this paper, the recent developments in agile manufacturing field are reported by reviewing the information, research and knowledge reported in literature arena. Agile manufacturing is a paradigm that enables an organisation for quickly responding to the dynamic demands of the customers. At one stage of presenting this literature review, the focus is turned towards appraising the researches carried out to implement agile manufacturing principles in the pump industry. This review indicated that few researchers have started to apply computer aided design (CAD) to achieve agility in the case of producing the components of pumps. However, no researcher has examined the application of agile manufacturing principles on the assembled pumps. In the context of drawing this derivation, in this paper, the avenues for enhancing agility of designing and manufacturing pumps by applying functional, ergonomic and aesthetic features with the aid of CAD have been enumerated.

Keywords: agile manufacturing; literature survey; pump industry; agility enablers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2017.086277

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2017 Vol.14 No.2, pp.168 - 187

Received: 27 Jun 2015
Accepted: 28 Sep 2015

Published online: 11 Aug 2017 *

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