Lean Transformation Integrated with Industry 4.0 Implementation Methodology [chapter]

Sule Satoglu, Alp Ustundag, Emre Cevikcan, Mehmet Bulent Durmusoglu
2017 Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering  
In general, this project intends to pinpoint the various problems faced by the plywood industry and to determine optimal solutions to improve its overall performance. The project has the following objectives: to increase productivity by implementing Lean strategy; to eliminate the wastage and non-value added activities; to create an intelligible working environment; and to educate janitorial level people about the benefits of using Lean strategy. The research reported in this project is based
more » ... a case study carried out in an industry using Lean PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) approach, 5S tool, and its applications in increasing production. The reason for decreased productivity in the plywood industry was identified and examined at different stages of the project. Wastage and non-value added activities affecting the production process were eliminated by implementing Lean strategy. The project led to the development of an easy and simple working environment. As a result of this, productivity increased by 7.33%, which would be a confounding achievement for the plywood industry.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71225-3_9 fatcat:wnqkfxawgzfcxjd4xnwmrat3uy