Process Improvement Model based on Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen to Increase Machine Availability at a Plastics Company

N. Caso-Murillo, R. Leon Mejia, J. Quiroz-Flores

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Resumen

The case study is a company that produces and sells plastic containers. Through a production time assessment, the low availability of injection machines was identified as the mam problem. The availability rate for these machines was set at 80.19%, which represented a relevant issue since the worldwide standard is 90%. These low availability rates are mainly due to machine breakdowns, representing 9.87% in lost revenue for the company. To improve machine availability, this study proposed an improvement model combining Lean Manufacturing tools with Kaizen, which refers to continuous process improvement. The model is also integrated with Ergonomics concepts aimed at improving working conditions for operators. Hence, if improvements are achieved regarding human capital, machine availability will also improve. Within this context, the proposed model was piloted at the company, increasing machine availability by 6.8%, reducing lost revenue by 3.9%, and increasing company profits by 13.12%.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada11th Annual International Conference, AIC 2021
Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaOn Sciences and Engineering
EditoresIskandar Abdul Samad, Akhyar
EditorialAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (versión digital)9780735443112
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 30 ene. 2023
Evento11th Annual International Conference: On Sciences and Engineering, AIC 2021 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Duración: 29 set. 202130 set. 2021

Serie de la publicación

NombreAIP Conference Proceedings
Volumen2613
ISSN (versión impresa)0094-243X
ISSN (versión digital)1551-7616

Conferencia

Conferencia11th Annual International Conference: On Sciences and Engineering, AIC 2021
País/TerritorioIndonesia
CiudadBanda Aceh
Período29/09/2130/09/21

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