The implementation of lean manufacturing and ergonomics in small medium enterprise – Case study

Ahmad Nasser, Mohd Rose and Mohd Fadzil Faisae, Ab. Rashid and Nik Mohd Zuki, Nik Mohamed and Muhammad Aiman Safwan, Jubri (2021) The implementation of lean manufacturing and ergonomics in small medium enterprise – Case study. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering; 1st Process Systems Engineering and Safety Symposium 2019, ProSES 2019, 4 September 2019 , Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. pp. 1-7., 702 (012057). ISSN 1757-8981

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Productivity can be increased by eliminating of all wastes. The objective of lean manufacturing is to eliminate wastes. Commonly, there are seven wastes known as transport, inventory, motion, waiting, over processing, overproduction and defects. However, ergonomics is a process to improve the working posture by designing or arranging a workplace, system and material handling. The aim of this study is to improve the productivity through the integration of basic lean manufacturing and ergonomics in the food company. The walkthrough and distribution of questionnaire have been conducted in this company. Each activity was observed to identify non-value-added activity and work related muscular skeletal disorder (WMSD) that affect the productivity by using questionnaire, motion study and Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA). The questionnaire result has shown that the most of wasted motion is in weighing and measuring activity. In addition, all workers in this process were affected by the musculoskeletal disorder at their neck and shoulder. All movement were simulated through Delmia software. The RULA score shows that the worker had experienced pain at the arm and wrist. The score also suggested that the process should be changed immediately. The changes might reduce the worker's pain and increase the productivity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Food companies; Material handling; Musculoskeletal disorders; Non-value added; Rapid upper limb assessments; Small medium enterprise; Work-related; Working postures
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Muhamad Firdaus Janih@Jaini
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2022 04:50
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2022 04:50
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