Mass production is designed with buffers - more inventory, space, workers — in order to make it function. The objectives of lean production are to strip away these buffers, to reduce costs and to involve more systematically in production. This is accomplished by a series of connected practices. Just in time (JIT) or synchronous production minimizes buffers by making only what is needed at the amount needed at the necessary time. Lean Manufacturing in Automobile sector ensures pull manufacturing across the supply chain through kanban, work standardization, jidoka, total quality management, etc. for doing it right first time.The assembly lines work as per takt time – the rate at which the automobiles are being pulled in the market, with minimal changeover time from one product to another.
Lean Manufacturing is applicable in:
- Automobile Assembly
- OEM Manufacturing
- Car Sales and Service
The following benefits can be realized by application of Lean Manufacturing in automobile sector:
- Optimal inventory leading to high cash flow
- Standardized work
- Low line stoppages
- Low rejections and rework
- Visual plants
ADDVALUE LEAN consultants assist organizations in achieving Operations Excellence and Team Excellence developing Business Excellence Models, build Strategic Road maps and Business Plans. Board Meetings are also conducted as Independent Directors to ensure total execution,which is completely cohesive and synchronized with the growth plan.