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Title: A Lean Manufacturing Educational Model: Flexible Low-Cost Linking of Manufacturing Planning to Customer Requirements
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Creator: Attia, Farouk
Rathod, Jignesh
Seaker, Robert
Publisher: University of Houston
Description: Recent trends in Lean Manufacturing have an implied optimal target of zero inventory levels at all stages of the manufacturing system. Some volume of inventory however, may be necessary to smooth production flow inside the factory while reducing lead times, thus increasing overall profitability. One approach may be to introduce optimum levels of Work-in-Process (WIP) inventory at key stages4 of the manufacturing system. This paper presents a Lean Manufacturing Model (LMM) which can be used in teaching Manufacturing Engineering students about computer simulation. This efficiently links flexible, low-cost manufacturing planning to customer requirements. Through computer simulation and modeling, the concepts of WIP deployment and management utilizing real production data from a worldwide manufacturer and distributor clearly demonstrates that flexible, low-cost manufacturing can be achieved through the implementation of a hybrid push-pull production and distribution system and strategically deploying work-in-process inventories at key points within the system.
LC Classification: Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Control of production systems
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Control of production systems -- Inventory control
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Vocational Education -- Instructional issues
Date Issued: 2004
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-07-21 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-05-31 13:38:29 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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