Voyaging of agile manufacturing: from Iacocca Institute to pump industry
by V.M.M. Thilak; S.R. Devadasan; D.T. Sunil; M. Vinod; R. Murugesh
International Journal of Business Innovation and Research (IJBIR), Vol. 14, No. 2, 2017

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.

Online publication date: Mon, 04-Sep-2017

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