A method for evaluating lean assembly process at design stage

Karim, M. Azharul, Ernst, Marcel, & Amin, Md. Al (2012) A method for evaluating lean assembly process at design stage. In Seliger, Günther (Ed.) Sustainable Manufacturing: Shaping Global Value Creation, Springer, LENEXPO Exhibition Center, St. Petersburg, pp. 169-174.

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Lean product design has the potential to reduce the overall product development time and cost and can improve the quality of a product. However, it has been found that no or little work has been carried out to provide an integrated framework of "lean design" and to quantitatively evaluate the effectiveness of lean practices/principles in product development process. This research proposed an integrated framework for lean design process and developed a dynamic decision making tool based on Methods Time Measurement (MTM) approach for assessing the impact of lean design on the assembly process. The proposed integrated lean framework demonstrates the lean processes to be followed in the product design and assembly process in order to achieve overall leanness. The decision tool consists of a central database, the lean design guidelines, and MTM analysis. Microsoft Access and C# are utilized to develop the user interface to use the MTM analysis as decision making tool. MTM based dynamic tool is capable of estimating the assembly time, costs of parts and labour of various alternatives of a design and hence is able to achieve optimum design. A case study is conducted to test and validate the functionality of the MTM Analysis as well as to verify the lean guidelines proposed for product development.

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ID Code: 43994
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Manufacturing Assembly Process, Lean Design Guidelines, Methods Time Measurement (MTM), Integrated Lean Decision Tool
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27290-5_26
ISBN: 9783642272899
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (091000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
Deposited On: 18 Aug 2011 00:24
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2016 23:15

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