Applying Kaizen Methods to Improve Voltage Regulator Subassembly Area
Enhancing productivity and quality to gain competitive advantage has always been a primary goal for a manufacturer. Nowadays, companies frequently conduct Kaizen events to continue improve the process to achieve this goal. This paper presents a real world case to demonstrate how Kaizen methods were applied to improve a voltage regulator subassembly area in a leading electrical device manufacturer. Benefits gained form this project include eliminations of non-value added activities, reduction of overtime payments, better inventory control and more efficient process flows.
KeywordsKaizen Lean manufacturing Continuous process improvement Two-bin Kanban system Voltage regulator subassembly
The lead author would like to acknowledge the support of the James Emmett Smith Endowed Professorship that made this study possible. The James Emmett Smith Endowed Professorship is made available through the State of Louisiana Board of Regents Support Funds.
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