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Informative Article | Manufacturing Engineering | India | Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020 | Rating: 5 / 10


An Essential Guide to Lean Production Tools and Techniques: Enhancing Efficiency and Quality in Manufacturing

Amey Phatale [5]


Abstract: Lean production, pioneered by Toyota, is a methodology aimed at minimizing waste in automotive manufacturing processes. Associated with the Toyota Production System (TPS), Lean production involves implementing various tools to optimize production floor design and operation. This paper provides an in - depth exploration of key Lean tools, including Kaizen, PDCA, Standardization, Jidoka, Poka Yoke, Just in Time (JIT), Heijunka, Kanban, 5S, Andon, and SMED. Kaizen, emphasizing continuous improvement, involves all personnel in systematic small - scale changes to enhance efficiency and quality. PDCA, serving as a framework for continuous improvement, involves planning, execution, evaluation, and adjustment. Standardization establishes best practices, ensuring consistency across procedures. Jidoka focuses on quality control, halting processes upon detecting defects. Poka Yoke, or mistake - proofing, prevents errors through mechanical design. JIT aims to produce only what is needed when it is needed, minimizing waste. Heijunka regulates production flow to achieve smooth operation. Kanban facilitates demand - driven production through visual scheduling.5S promotes workplace organization and cleanliness. SMED minimizes setup time for efficient product changeovers. The paper offers detailed insights into each tool's implementation and significance in Lean production, emphasizing their role in waste reduction and process optimization.


Keywords: Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Continuous Improvement, PDCA, Plan Do Check Act, Jidoka, Just In Time, JIT, Poka Yoke, Heijunka, 5S, SMED, Single Minute Exchange of Die, Lean production floor


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020,


Pages: 1710 - 1715


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