Improving Automotive Efficiency through Lean Management Tools

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dc.contributor.author El-Khalil, Raed en_US
dc.contributor.author Zeaiter, Hussein en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-13T13:18:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-13T13:18:56Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-10-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3780 en_US
dc.description.abstract Managing and improving efficiency in the current highly competitive global automotive industry demands that those companies adopt leaner and more flexible systems. During the past 20 years the domestic automotive industry in North America has been focusing on establishing new management strategies in order to meet market demands. The lean management process also known as Toyota Manufacturing Process (TPS) or lean manufacturing encompasses tools and techniques that were established in order to provide the best quality product with the fastest lead time at the lowest cost. The following paper presents a study that focused on improving labor efficiency at one of the Big Three (Ford, GM, Chrysler LLC) domestic automotive facility in North America. The objective of the study was to utilize several lean management tools in order to optimize the efficiency and utilization levels at the “PreMarriage” chassis area in a truck manufacturing and assembly facility. Utilizing three different lean tools (i.e. Standardization of work, 7 Wastes, and 5S) this research was able to improve efficiency by 51%, utilization by 246%, and reduce operations by 14%. The return on investment calculated based on the improvements made was 284%. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Improving Automotive Efficiency through Lean Management Tools en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Case Study en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201005172 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199704790 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Economics (ECON) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Scholarly and Scientific Research & Innovation en_US
dc.journal.volume 9 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 314-321 en_US
dc.keywords Lean Manufacturing en_US
dc.keywords Standardized Work en_US
dc.keywords Operation Efficiency and Utilization en_US
dc.keywords Operations Management en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Raed, E. K., & Zeaiter, H. (2015). Improving Automotive Efficiency through Lean Management Tools: A Case Study. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering, 9(1), 314-321. en_US
dc.author.email raed.elkhalil@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email hussein.zeaiter@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.waset.org/publications/10000546 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2514-1120 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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