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Title: Production flow valuation through VSM modeling : an industry case study
Language: English
Authors: Santos Hernández, Andrés Felipe 
Camargo Puentes, Angel David 
Keywords: lean; lean logistics; CONWIP; little law
Issue Date: Oct-2017
Publisher: epubli
Source: Digitalization in maritime and sustainable logistics
Abstract (english): 
A special combination of lean methodologies and modeling of industrial processes has been increasingly used in the last decade between University and Industry. With lower costs, knowledge in lean tools and innovation in simulation packages, manufacturing has improved its practices in the flow of their processes detecting aggregate value. The research team describes a case in which a glove manufacturing production line and its Value Stream Mapping are simulated at the same time. The purpose of this work is to identify potential benefits such as reducing waste, improving lead time, resource optimization, reduced WIP and increasing throughput by simulation, applied to a real case industry. The modeling of the process and its VSM as a visual tool, highlight waste and hidden sources of the same through the variables and their behavior in the development of the simulation.
Via a first simulation, the current process status is diagnosed. Then, using LEAN-manufacturing tools, a proposed VSM model is designed, which, through indicators and plots, shows the elimination of the causes of waste and improvements of this process.
Conference: Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 2017 
DOI: 10.15480/882.1481
ISBN: 978-3-7450-4332-7
ISSN: 2365-5070
Journal: Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 
Document Type: Chapter/Article (Proceedings)
License: CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0) CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0)
Volume number: 24
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