Dynamic Analysis of Inventory Policies for Improving Manufacturing Scheduling

  • Cuauhtémoc Sánchez-RamírezEmail author
  • Miguel Rendón-Sagardi
  • Guillermo Cortes-Robles
  • Dulce Mota-López
  • Giner Alor-Hernández


Many researchers cite the automotive industry to study the application of Lean Manufacturing in reducing waste and improving productivity. However, in practice, the use of Lean Manufacturing techniques has spread into other industrial and service sectors, such as health and food, because of the benefits that this practice can achieve. Furthermore, different studies demonstrate that Lean Manufacturing combined with others techniques, such as simulation, produces benefits that impact on the key performance indicators of a company. Thus, in this study we analyze the combination of a simulation approach as System Dynamics on Lean Manufacturing practice in order to improve procurement policies and reduce the inventory in a livestock feed company.


Lean manufacturing System dynamics Inventory policies 



This work was supported by the General Council of Superior Technological Education of Mexico (DGEST). Additionally, this work was sponsored by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the Public Education Secretary (SEP) through PROMEP.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cuauhtémoc Sánchez-Ramírez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miguel Rendón-Sagardi
    • 1
  • Guillermo Cortes-Robles
    • 1
  • Dulce Mota-López
    • 1
  • Giner Alor-Hernández
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Research and Postgraduate StudiesInstituto Tecnológico de OrizabaOrizabaMexico

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