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Aspects about Deployment of Lean Principles for Improving the Production Process Quality in Automotive Industry
Ileana Pascu, Stefan Gheorghe, Dragos Ciocioi

Last modified: 2020-01-02


This study presents the implementation of Lean principles in a supplying company of auto components for two internationals automobiles companies. The deployment of Lean Principles (Standardized work, Visual Management, Visual Check, Kanban) are studied in this research. Lean Manufacturing or production at minimal cost is considered a production strategy based on customer satisfaction by delivering quality products and services that only the customer needs when the customer needs it in the required quantity at a fair price with minimal material, equipment, space, work and time. Starting with the 1980’s, the Lean Manufacturing methodology in the field of automotive has become a survival practice in order to improve the quality of production. For this study was started with process mapping using Spaghetti Diagram as a first useful tool for viewing activities within a process, describing the three essential elements Product / Information Flow, People Movement, Processing Work (WIP) It has highlighted failures and problems in process flow, people and equipment movements, and interphase stocks. After determining the time required for each operation and the necessary components to cover a production change, it was concluded that it is necessary to apply some time-based methods to follow the FIFO (First In, First Out) technique. Therefore, after identifying the losses/wastes and problems that occurred during the production process, the principles of Standardized work, Visual Management, Visual Check, Kanban were applied.


Lean Principles; Quality; Standardized work; Visual Management; automotive components