Production Management Model Based on Lean Manufacturing for Cost Reduction in the Timber Sector in Peru

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 971)


At present, timber is the only commodity whose demand will increase at worldwide levels. Peru, despite being one of the countries with the highest forest potential, cannot compete with countries such as Brazil and China due to high production costs. Therefore, the aim of this article is to develop a production management model based on Lean Manufacturing techniques to increase production capacity by improving processes and reducing costs. For this, Knowledge Management, Change Management, and Production Management were implemented. The model was validated in a Peruvian timber company, where a 49% reduction in the cleaning and organization time was achieved. Calibration periods were reduced by 61%, and preventive maintenance periods by 72%.


Lean Manufacturing SMED Preventive maintenance 5S Wood Knowledge Management Change Management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Escuela de Ingeniería IndustrialUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)LimaPerú
  2. 2.Dirección de InvestigaciónUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)LimaPerú
  3. 3.Escuela Superior de Ingeniería InformáticaUniversidad Rey Juan CarlosMostoles, MadridSpain

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