Continuous improvement in an industrial unit of the wood industry through kanban

Flávia C. S. Guia, Radu Godina, João C. O. Matias

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Abstract

Nowadays, in order to achieve manufacturing excellence and to ensure customer satisfaction in a competitive marketplace, companies are increasingly looking for simple techniques to bring them vital gains in terms of time and money. A powerful tool to minimize average production time and to save costs is the Kanban system, which not only reduces stock levels but also ensures the efficiency of the workplace. In this investigation, there is a case study of a small company in the wood industry where the Kanban system was implemented. This case shows how such a simple tool has motivated a team to create a system of continuous improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial Engineering and Operations Management II - XXIV IJCIEOM 2018
EditorsNuno Melão, João Reis, Sandra Pinelas
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages167-176
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-14973-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-14972-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event24th International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IJCIEOM 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 18 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics
PublisherSpringer
Volume281
ISSN (Print)2194-1009
ISSN (Electronic)2194-1017

Conference

Conference24th International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IJCIEOM 2018
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period18/07/1820/07/18

Keywords

  • Continuous improvement
  • Kanban system
  • Lean manufacturing

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