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PRODUCTION LEAD TIME AS A TOOL TO MEASURE LEANNESS LEVEL

MEDONOS, M. JUROVÁ, M.

Original Title

PRODUCTION LEAD TIME AS A TOOL TO MEASURE LEANNESS LEVEL

English Title

PRODUCTION LEAD TIME AS A TOOL TO MEASURE LEANNESS LEVEL

Type

journal article - other

Language

en

Original Abstract

Measurement of lean production is a topic which isn’t too often mentioned by authors focused on lean methodology. We have decided to focus on this gap, because we believe that it is important part of successful implementation of lean production. We have created a simple method related to evaluation of leanness of production processes using production lead time. Based on our survey we could prove our method in real companies, using real data and parameters of their production lines. We asked responsible persons in addressed companies for an interview during which we filled in our questionnaire. Results brought us interesting insights into the current situation of production companies located mainly in the Czech Republic, but often with the international background. Based on it we understand that there is a lot of opportunities for improvements including higher adoption of lean production. Also, we have realized that our methodology related to measurement of leanness level of production is a tool, which can support it.

English abstract

Measurement of lean production is a topic which isn’t too often mentioned by authors focused on lean methodology. We have decided to focus on this gap, because we believe that it is important part of successful implementation of lean production. We have created a simple method related to evaluation of leanness of production processes using production lead time. Based on our survey we could prove our method in real companies, using real data and parameters of their production lines. We asked responsible persons in addressed companies for an interview during which we filled in our questionnaire. Results brought us interesting insights into the current situation of production companies located mainly in the Czech Republic, but often with the international background. Based on it we understand that there is a lot of opportunities for improvements including higher adoption of lean production. Also, we have realized that our methodology related to measurement of leanness level of production is a tool, which can support it.

Keywords

lead time, lean manufacturing, Little's Law, performance measurement, production management.

Released

02.12.2019

Publisher

Silesian University in Opava

Location

Opava

ISBN

1212-415X

Periodical

Acta academica karviniensia

Year of study

19

Number

4

State

CZ

Pages from

42

Pages to

50

Pages count

9

URL

Documents

BibTex


@article{BUT166272,
  author="Michal {Medonos} and Marie {Jurová}",
  title="PRODUCTION LEAD TIME AS A TOOL TO MEASURE LEANNESS LEVEL",
  annote="Measurement of lean production is a topic which isn’t too often mentioned by authors focused on lean methodology. We have decided to focus on this gap, because we believe that it is important part of successful implementation of lean production. We have created a simple method related to evaluation of leanness of production processes using production lead time. Based on our survey we could prove our method in real companies, using real data and parameters of their production lines. We asked responsible persons in addressed companies for an interview during which we filled in our questionnaire. Results brought us interesting insights into the current situation of production companies located mainly in the Czech Republic, but often with the international background. Based on it we understand that there is a lot of opportunities for improvements including higher adoption of lean production. Also, we have realized that our methodology related to measurement of leanness level of production is a tool, which can support it.",
  address="Silesian University in Opava",
  chapter="166272",
  doi="10.25142/aak.2019.024",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="Silesian University in Opava",
  number="4",
  volume="19",
  year="2019",
  month="december",
  pages="42--50",
  publisher="Silesian University in Opava",
  type="journal article - other"
}