New training framework for lean manufacturing – an empirical study

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Ichimura, Maki, Arunachalam, S. and Jahankhani, Hamid 2007. New training framework for lean manufacturing – an empirical study. Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology. (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 2nd Annual Conference University of East London pp. 174-183
AuthorsIchimura, Maki, Arunachalam, S. and Jahankhani, Hamid
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Lean Manufacturing (LM) has been one of the centrepieces of manufacturing enterprises
since Toyota has magnificently improved its manufacturing performance through implementing
Toyota Production System (TPS). Moreover, it has been proven that LM is the manufacturing
system that improves shop floor performances. Success stories of LM have led a large number of
manufacturing companies to attempt to implement LM in order to improve their shop floor
performance and retain competitiveness. However, LM is not an easy system to adapt.
Implementing lean manufacturing is a never ending continuous task. Training is known as a
vehicle to assist the implementation process. This paper summarises the overview of LM and
workforce issues within lean environment. It then addresses the result of questionnaire survey
which carried out within UK-based manufacturing companies. Finally, it proposes a training
framework to train the production workers in lean environment.

KeywordsLean Manufacturing; Toyota; UK-based manufacturing companies; factory productivity
Year2007
ConferenceProceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology
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Web address (URL)http://www.uel.ac.uk/act/proceedings/documents/ACT07.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/882
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Ichimura, M., Arunachalam, S., Jahankhani, H. (2007) ‘New training framework for lean manufacturing – an empirical study’ Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 2nd Annual Conference, University of East London, pp.174-183.

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