Yusup, Mohd Zaki and Wan Mahmood, Wan Hasrulnizzam and Salleh, Mohd Rizal and Mohd Rosdi, Mohd Noor Hanif (2013) THE TRIGGER SIGNAL FOR LEAN PRODUCTION PRACTICES : A REVIEW. GLOBAL ENGINEERS & TECHNOLOGISTS REVIEW, 3 (6). pp. 23-32. ISSN 2231-9700

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Lean production is a social-technical management philosophy that focuses on eliminating waste, while improving the quality of product. It further makes manufacturers remain efficient, responsive and competitive in fulfilling various demands. However, failure to trigger the signal to begin familiarise the lean production will make the adaptation process unsuccessful or doomed to productivity hindrance. A literature review has classified that shorten the processing time, optimising the workspace, better inventory and storage control and efficient man-machine use are the significant trigger signal for manufacturers to start adapt the lean production practices. Discussion and exploration from the review have been discovered that the trigger signals identified is mainly affected by two dominant elements which is time and costs. This consequently influences how manufacturers should respond to the changes and variations in demand and how they use the available workspace in a manufacturing plant. It’s eventually led the way how manufacturers can manage the inventory and storage level and exploit the use of the workforce and machines in a manufacturing plant. These trigger signals closely related and influence on one another and affect the manufacturer performance. Besides, it will be able to provide valuable information for manufacturers to identify the proper action in adapting the lean production.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Management
Depositing User: Dr Wan Hasrulnizzam Wan Mahmood
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2014 03:04
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:15
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