Lean Indicators for Small Batch Size Manufacturers in High Cost Countries

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Abstract

Lean manufacturing is commonly agreed as efficient and competitive performance towards which all manufacturing companies desire to develop
their operations. Literature largely supports this with numerous case studies on various industries and fields, from manufacturing to services and
health business. However, among manufacturing companies of complex products, produced in small batch sizes in high cost countries, most of
the companies have either not achieved lean performance or have only partially benefited from it. There is lack of sufficient descriptions and
measures on how companies, other than mass producers, could achieve and sustain leanness holistically. To address this gap, this paper introduces
a lean manufacturing reference framework situated in the small batch size manufacturing, which emphasises integrated product and production
development, and contingent factors to better align with the demands of manufacturers. The framework is constructed based on literature review
and then validated with Sustainability and Key Performance Indicators Landscape.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM2021)
EditorsGeorge-Christopher Vosniakos, Marcello Pellicciari, Panorios Benardos, Angelos Markopoulos
PublisherElsevier
Pages1371–1378
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing - Athens, Greece
Duration: 15 Jun 202018 Jun 2020
https://www.faimconference.org/

Publication series

NameProcedia Manufacturing
PublisherElsevier
Volume51
ISSN (Electronic)2351-9789

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period15/06/2018/06/20
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Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

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