TRIZ and Lean Methodologies in an Industry of Air Treatment and Ventilation

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Abstract

In a globalized world, organizations have been forced to innovate in search of new management techniques, due to limitations of traditional management models. To survive in a highly competitive market, organizations seek to differentiate themselves from the competition through the use of new management methods for increasing the efficiency of internal processes. The implementation of fundamentals and techniques of Lean methodology, together with the concepts and analytical tools of TRIZ methodology, can help organizations continuously improve search in all functional areas, finding more creative and innovative solutions. Improvement of the organization of the warehouse and inventory management, in a metalworking company, was established as the main goal of the study. The analysis made to the current situation of the company and the solutions to the problems identified were based on some techniques and analytical tools of Lean methodologies and TRIZ. The main problems were related to the organization of storage, working areas and administrative problems leading to waste of resources.. The solutions have emerged through the application of the main TRIZ techniques together with various Lean methodology analytical tools recent theories: 5 S, visual control and Standard Work. The implementation of Lean-TRIZ solutions had a very positive impact, with results in improving the organization of the warehouse.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI 2015)
PublisherThe Society of Systematic Innovation
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2015
Event6th International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI) & 5th Global Competition on Systematic Innovation (GCSI) - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 15 Jul 201517 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI) & 5th Global Competition on Systematic Innovation (GCSI)
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period15/07/1517/07/15

Keywords

  • LEAN
  • Problem Solving
  • Stock Reduction
  • TRIZ
  • Warehouse Management

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