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Applying Kaizen Methods to Improve Voltage Regulator Subassembly Area

  • Jun-Ing Ker
  • Yichuan Wang
  • Hung-Yu Lee
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 293)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Kaizen Lean manufacturing Continuous process improvement Two-bin Kanban system Voltage regulator subassembly 

Notes

Acknowledgments

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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Industral Engineering ProgramLouisiana Tech UniversityRustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Aviation and Supply Chain ManagementAuburn UnviersityAuburnUSA
  3. 3.Department of Industrial and Systems EngingeeringAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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