Plant Layout Model for Improving Footwear Process Times in Micro and Small Enterprises

  • Nataly GutierrezEmail author
  • Wendy JaimesEmail author
  • Fernando SoteloEmail author
  • Carlos RaymundoEmail author
  • Francisco DominguezEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1026)


The manufacturing specifications used by small leather and footwear businesses are neither up to date nor based on innovative production and new technologies. Consequently, their production times are higher, rendering them unable to sufficiently compete against other developed countries. Thus, this study seeks an innovative way to reduce times that do not add value to the product, such as reducing travel distances between stations, and proposes improving procedures for a better monitoring of the resources required. As a whole, this proposal focuses on designing a model to minimize the displacement of different processes. This practice is currently being implemented in the manufacturing sector, but not in the footwear sector. The proposal provides broad results, saving around 33% in transfer times and 85% in distance traveled in footwear production.


Footwear company Design 5s method Value chain mapping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ingeniería IndustrialUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)LimaPeru
  2. 2.Dirección de InvestigaciónUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)LimaPeru
  3. 3.Escuela Superior de Ingeniera InformáticaUniversidad Rey Juan CarlosMadridSpain

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