The Challenges of Lean Manufacturing Implementation in Kitting Assembly

A. F. H. , Fansuri and A. N. M., Rose and N. M. Zuki, N. M. and H., Ahmad (2017) The Challenges of Lean Manufacturing Implementation in Kitting Assembly. In: IOP Conference Series:International Conference of Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER2017) , 1 - 2 August 2017 , Kuantan, Malaysia. , 257 (012069). ISSN 17578981

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Literature studies shows that lean manufacturing goes way back with the original founder Eli Whitney in year 1799. The main purpose of lean manufacturing is to identify and eliminate waste in production. The application of lean manufacturing can be carried out in any industrial processes with regards to the understanding of lean principles, theories and practices. Kitting is one of the important aspects in a successful production. The continuous supply of materials from store to production has to be systematic and able to achieve lean standard for it to be successful. The objective of this paper is to review the implementation of lean manufacturing in kitting assembly. Previous papers show that, the implementation of lean manufacturing in kitting assembly may be beneficial to the organization such as reduce in space occupancy, part shortages, lead time and manpower. Based on previous research, some industries may tend to change between kitting and line stocking which are due to lack of understanding when implementing kitting and causes longer lead time and materials overflow in store. With a proper understanding on what to kit, where to kit, how to kit, why to kit and who kits the material with a standardised process flow may ensure the success of kitting.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lean manufacturing; Kitting; Warehouse management
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 08:14
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2018 08:14
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