This book explains the implementation of just in time (JIT) production in an industrial context, while also highlighting the application of various, vital lean production tools. Shifting the trade-off between productivity and quality, the book discusses the preparation stages needed before implementing a JIT system. After an introduction to lean manufacturing and JIT, it introduces readers to the fundamentals and practice of Kaizen, paying special attention to lean manufacturing tools. The book demonstrates how to use the 5S approach (with the stages of Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu and Shitsuke), Standardized Work, Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) and the Kanban system. In brief, the book provides an understanding of the processes associated with the application of these tools and highlights the benefits attained by companies that have implemented JIT systems. Throughout the book, a real-world case study is used to deepen readers' understanding of how lean manufacturing tools can be implemented.Autorentext
The book is ideally suited for executive courses in industrial engineering and management, but can also be used for upper undergraduate and graduate courses at universities.
José Luís Pinto is Corporate Senior Manager at the Services Development & Innovation at LATAM Airlines. He has worked in the past ten years in several enterprises and countries as Industrial Director. He has MSc and currently pursues his PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management. His main areas of research are operations management, lean management, JIT and innovation.
J.C.O. Matias is a Full Professor at the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism of the University of Aveiro (UA), being also the Coordinator of Industrial Engineering and Management Research Area and Director of the PhD program in Industrial Engineering and Management. He is a researcher at the C-Mast-UBI Research Unit and at the GOVCOPP-UA Research Unit. His main research area is in general industrial engineering and management and management systems and energy and sustainability in particular.
Carina Pimentel is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism of the University of Aveiro. She is a researcher at the Decision Support Systems group of the GOVCOPP Research Unit from the same University. Her main research areas include: operations management, logistics and supply chain management (SCM) and operations research.
Susana Garrido Azevedo is an Associated Professor with habilitation at the Business & Economics Department at University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal. She belongs to the Research Unit CEFAGE-UBI and her areas of expertise are the following: operations management, logistics and supply chain management (SCM) and sustainability.
Kannan Govindan is Professor, Head of Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering, Department of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. His areas of expertise are the following: quality engineering, logistics and supply chain management (SCM), sustainable supply chain management, corporate social responsibility, reverse logistics.
Introduction to Lean and Just-in-Time Manufacturing.- Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen.- Just in Time.- Lean Manufacturing Tools.- Final Considerations Regarding the Just-in-Time Framework.