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Volume 144, 2018International Conference on Research in Mechanical Engineering Sciences (RiMES 2017)
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|Published online||09 January 2018|
A Study on Lean Manufacturing Practice Carried Out for Axle Housing Plant
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vidya Vardhaka College of Engineering, Mysuru, India.
2 Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysuru, India.
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Srinivasa Institute of Technology, Mangaluru, India.
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Lean Manufacturing is a way to deal with the elimination of waste through persistent change within the system. The assembling units in India should likewise hope to take its preferences. The Industries are energetically following the Lean assembling strategies to reduce waste and cost. The present work is the study of a manufacturing process for axle housing and to decide how Lean manufacturing process carried out for axle housing plant to improve productivity. The new shot peening machine was installed in a heat treatment plant of a housing line in an automobile rear axle assembly plant and material handling time from storage to this new machine was more and this increased lead time subsequently. To reduce this Kaizens technique was employed and a direct gravity conveyor was chosen and installed between two work stations and the part was directly fed to the new machine installed and this reduces the material handling time considerably. A cost analysis was done to realize the benefits of implementing this lean technique. Therefore reducing lead time and increasing productivity is the Prime benefits of lean manufacturing practices like lean assembly.
Key words: Lean Assembly / Axle / conveyor / Kaizen.
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