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A Review on Lean Tools & Techniques: Continuous Improvement in Industry

Author : Mihir K. Shah, Vivek A.Deshpande and Ramchandra M.Patil

Pages : 200-207
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Lean system also known as Toyota production system and comprises of different tools and technique which provide basis for Continuous Improvement. All small &medium scale industry facing certain problem resulting in shortage of production & quality issues .Correct application of right tool at right time and at right place creates wonder in many industries. Starting with time and motion study which gives basic idea about process time and provide clues for value stream mapping. TPM is one of most useful tool which improve effectiveness and efficiency of equipment.5S and Kaizen are commonly used technique collaboration with TPM, which provide ground level improvements. Collective application of these discussed tool help organization to achieve better position in competitive market where main focus is on reduction of lead time and improving quality.

Keywords: Lean tools, Time and motion study, TPM, 5’s, Kaizen, SMED

Article published in International Journal of Advance Industrial Engineering, Vol.3, No.4 (Dec-2015)


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