To develop Lean Systems in Electronic Automotive Parts Manufacturing Industry: A System Dynamics Modelling Approach

Dasharathraj K. Shetty, Gautami Abakari, Dr Lewlyn L.R. Rodrigues, Asish Oommen Mathew, Farahnaz Golrooy Motlagh

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Abstract

The Electronic Automotive parts manufacturing company produces different types of components that are stored in different buffers. Kanban method is the most standard control methods in practice. The alternative method for this would be Heijunka approach or the production levelling approach which focuses on neutralizing the demand variation. A dynamic systems approach is proposed in this paper to investigate the challenges of implementing production levelling. A model is developed using system dynamics to stabilize the production units. The results obtained in this paper illustrate the concept of Heijunka which helps reduce the fluctuation in the upstream supply chain. Converting of uneven customer demand into predictable manufacturing process leading to better results in the buffers and maintaining minimal inventory is a challenge to be tackled effectively, which has been considered in this research to be the primary objective. The research has resulted in the backlog reduction strategy at the two strategic locations, smoothening of shipment rate, meeting of the desired production rate, better anticipating of order rate, minimization of inventory, better order fulfilment rate, and faster production adjustment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management, ICACTM 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages277-283
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538680100
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2019
Event2019 International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management, ICACTM 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 24-04-201926-04-2019

Publication series

Name2019 International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management, ICACTM 2019

Conference

Conference2019 International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management, ICACTM 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period24-04-1926-04-19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation

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