Lean Manufacturing in the Developing World

Methodology, Case Studies and Trends from Latin America

  • Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz
  • Aidé Aracely Maldonado-Macías
  • Guillermo Cortes-Robles

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jesús Salinas-Coronado, Julián Israel Aguilar-Duque, Diego Alfredo Tlapa-Mendoza, Guillermo Amaya-Parra
      Pages 3-26
  3. Main Lean Manufacturing Tools and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Moisés Tapia-Esquivias, Manuel Darío Hernández-Ripalda, José Antonio Vázquez-López, Alicia Luna-González
      Pages 29-45
    3. Manuel Iván Rodríguez-Borbón, Manuel Arnoldo Rodríguez-Medina
      Pages 47-63
    4. Jorge Meza-Jiménez, Miguel Escamilla-López, Ricardo Llamas-Cabello
      Pages 65-86
    5. Diego Tlapa-Mendoza, Jorge Limón-Romero, Yolanda Báez-López, Jesús Salinas-Coronado
      Pages 87-115
    6. Francisco J. Estrada-Orantes, Noé G. Alba-Baena
      Pages 117-134
    7. Osslan Osiris Vergara-Villegas, Vianey Guadalupe Cruz-Sánchez, Humberto de Jesús Ochoa-Domínguez, Manuel de Jesús Nandayapa-Alfaro, Ángel Flores-Abad
      Pages 135-156
    8. Denisse Rivera-Mojica, Lizeth Rivera-Mojica
      Pages 157-178
    9. Lizeth Rivera-Mojica, Denisse Gabriela Rivera-Mojica
      Pages 207-231
    10. Rodrigo Villanueva-Ponce, Jaime Romero-González, Giner Alor-Hernández
      Pages 233-252
    11. Ernesto Alonso Lagarda-Leyva, Javier Portugal-Vásquez, Lilia Guadalupe Valenzuela-Preciado, Tania Mendoza-Gurrola, Roger Kaufman
      Pages 253-278
  4. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Lean Manufacturing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Arnulfo Aurelio Naranjo-Flores, Ernesto Ramírez-Cárdenas
      Pages 281-299
    3. Lilia Roselia Prado-León
      Pages 301-317
    4. Aide Maldonado-Macías, Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz, Rosa María Reyes-Martínez, Juan Luis Hernández-Arellano
      Pages 319-346
    5. Arturo Realyvásquez-Vargas, Aidé Aracely Maldonado-Macías, Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz, Alejandro Alvarado-Iniesta
      Pages 347-369
    6. Juan-Luis Hernández-Arellano, Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz, Gabriel Ibarra-Mejia, Aidé Aracely Maldonado-Macías
      Pages 371-383
    7. Rosa María Reyes-Martínez, Aidé Aracely Maldonado-Macías, Rodolfo de la O, Jorge de la Riva-Rodríguez
      Pages 385-404
  5. Alternative Methodologies for Lean Manufacturing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. Alejandro Alvarado-Iniesta, Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz, Luis Pérez-Domínguez
      Pages 407-430
    3. Wilson Adarme-Jaimes, Camilo Alvarez-Payon, Martin Darío Arango-Serna, Julian Andrés Zapata-Cortes
      Pages 431-444
    4. Leonardo Rivera, Diego F. Manotas
      Pages 445-460
    5. J. Blanco-Fernández, E. Martínez-Cámara, E. Jiménez-Macías, A. Cuevas, J. C. Sáenz-Díez
      Pages 461-482
    6. Rey David Molina-Arredondo
      Pages 501-515
    7. Liliana Avelar-Sosa, Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz, Miguel Gastón Cedillo-Campos
      Pages 517-541
    8. María Blanca Becerra-Rodríguez, Jorge Domínguez-Domínguez, Roberto Zitzumbo-Guzmán, Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz
      Pages 543-561
    9. Cuauhtémoc Sánchez-Ramírez, Miguel Rendón-Sagardi, Guillermo Cortes-Robles, Dulce Mota-López, Giner Alor-Hernández
      Pages 563-582
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 583-584

About this book


This book presents some definitions and concepts applied in Latin America on lean manufacturing (LM), the LM tools most widely used and human and cultural aspects that most matter in this field. The book contains a total of 14 tools used and reported by authors from different countries in Latin America, with definition, timeline with related research, benefits that have been reported in literature, and case studies implemented in Latin American companies. Finally, the book presents a list of softwares available to facilitate the tools' implementation, monitoring and improvement.


Lean manufacturing implementation Lean manufacturing methodologies Lean manufacturing success factors Software for Lean manufacturing

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz
    • 1
  • Aidé Aracely Maldonado-Macías
    • 2
  • Guillermo Cortes-Robles
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial y ManufacturaInstituto de Ingeniería y Tecnología Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad JuárezChihuahuaMexico
  2. 2.Avenue Del CharroAutonomous University of Ciudad JuarezChihuahuaMexico
  3. 3.Institute of Technology of Orizaba Av. Instituto TecnologicoOrizabaMexico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04950-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04951-9
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