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Lean Production Applications in a Manufacturing Company

Ali Gorener, Humeyra Baser and Ali Turkyilmaz
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Ali Gorener: Department of International Logistics, Istanbul Commerce University, 34672, Istanbul, Turkey
Humeyra Baser: Graduate School of Sciences, Fatih University, 34500, Istanbul, Turkey
Ali Turkyilmaz: Department of Industrial Engineering, Fatih University, 34500, Istanbul, Turkey

International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), 2013, vol. 2, issue 2, 16-27

Abstract: Lean production is a production model which comes about the pursuit of companies to be able to meet competition and make effective production. The main purpose of lean production is to get control about the wastage. This study includes the requirements for the success of the lean production and how the lean production system can be established.In this paper, lean production techniques were applied to the electric water heater line. Measurements using lean initiatives were made, operation cycle times were determined, and Kaizen improvement methods and line balancing methods were applied according to the results. And the last section of study showed conclusion of lean implementation.

Keywords: Lean Production; Kaizen; Waste; System (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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