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Evaluation of Lean Manufacturing Factors in ATO Industries, Case Study: Rose Fireplace Industry

Author Affiliations

  • 1Member of scientific board, Imam Khomeini Int. University, Qazvin, IRAN
  • 2 Department of Science, Imam Khomeini Int.University, Qazvin, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (3), Pages 142-149, March,2 (2015)

Abstract

Manufacturers need to optimize operations. One of the best solutions for optimizing is achieving the highest possible degree of adaptability to lean manufacturing characteristics. The basic lean manufacturing elements include production flow, organizing, process control, measurement and supporting. Among these elements, measurement is of special significance. Measurement in lean manufacturing refers to determining the rate of adaptability in a system with lean manufacturing characteristics and hence, determining the degree of compatibility with criteria and characteristics of lean manufacturing, so manufacturers should constantly assess the degree of adaptability of their systems to lean manufacturing criteria. Purpose– The purpose of this paper is determining ATO systems leanness. Most previous studies have been done in Manufacturing to Order and Manufacturing to Stock industries, while the present study has been done in Assembly to Order or ATO industries. Design/methodology/approach– In this study, using dimensional analysis approach has been presented model that calculate degree of adaptability to lean manufacturing characteristic in Assembly To Order industries. Findings– The case study of this research is relevant to Rose Fireplace Industry. In this regard, lean manufacturing factors were divided into 6 main factors and 35 sub-factors. Findings indicate the degree of adaptability of Rose Fireplace Assembly Industry to lean manufacturing characteristics is 0.744. Originality/value– In this paper, ATO systems degree of adaptability to lean manufacturing characteristics is considered.

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