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Case study on lean manufacturing system implementation in batch printing industry Malaysia


Tang, Sai Hong and Ng, Tan Ching and Chong, Wei Jian and Chen, Kah Pin (2016) Case study on lean manufacturing system implementation in batch printing industry Malaysia. In: 3rd International Conference on Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies (ICMIT 2016), 25-27 May 2016, Istanbul, Turkey. (pp. 1-4).


Lean Manufacturing is a popular tool to be implemented in printing industry fields for the purpose of achieving the successful production goals and it is a well-organized method used to eliminate the waste or non-value added activities. Lean Manufacturing consists of several tools like 5S, TPM, Kanban, Kaizen and others. In this paper, the researcher is focus on TPM (Total Productive Maintenance). TPM is a concept used for maintaining plants and equipment with the involvement of all employees in the company in order to increase the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). In this paper, the researcher will identify the problem faced in company’s production line and then implement lean tools in order to improve the productivity. Afterward, the researcher will carry out time study on company’s production line. The purpose of time study is to getting the result for OEE and the time taken for producing one piece of product. The researcher is then designed and suggested one-piece flow system to the management with showing the result on simulation that getting improvement in productivity. The result was simulated by using Flexsim and shows that 7.59 seconds was saved in producing one piece of calendar. At the end, the result shows that OEE increase from 34.3% to 60% and the company total save around 6 hours per month by implement one-piece flow. At last, by verifying the distribution of collected data, the researcher will perform Anderson Darling Normality test to ensure the distribution of data are normal.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20167005002
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Keywords: Lean manufacturing; Printing industry; Total productive maintenance (TPM); Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 04:38
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 04:38
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