Effecting Lean Manufacturing Techniques: A Review
The concept of lean manufacturing was conceived as a part of leveraging the resource applications and limiting waste generation. The reason behind the conception of Lean, as a concept, dates back to dynamic shift during early industrial revolution. This drastic shift made the business owners and industrial associations to undergo complications and challenges. Irrespective of the organization being service-oriented or product-oriented, its core capabilities to overcome the challenges remain its strength in enhancing the value of the product. So, value addition is a crucial task in accomplishing this objective. In order to sustain in competitive market, lean manufacturing system must be implemented in core facilities of an organization. In general, it is said that only a single aspect of lean should be focused in a number of studies conducted earlier whereas it is important for the organization to focus on different aspects of lean elements such U-line system, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED), Line Balancing, Cellular Manufacturing (CM), Force control, Pull System, Production Leveling etc., The current study is aimed at developing a lean route chart to be followed by an organization, when it attempts to implement lean manufacturing system. The authors discussed the results of exploratory analysis in detail to showcase how lean fundamentals are executed in a sequential manner under unpredictable business domains. The study findings help in constructing a unified proposition for the implementation of lean fundamentals.