Optimizing Production Line Efficiency through a Standardized Work Tool: A Case Study

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Sowmya C, V Ramesh, Savitha M


Lean methodology focuses on enhancing flow and resource efficiency by prioritizing customer value, eliminating waste, reducing variation, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement involving everyone in the organization. Implementing lean creates conditions that empower all employees to contribute to continuous improvement activities within the value stream. This approach not only lowers production costs, enabling reinvestment and employee engagement but also emphasizes professional development. This paper aims to maximize efficiency in seal production within a manufacturing industry by implementing lean tools such as standardized work and Kaizen. Standardized Work is a systematic method for producing parts or services centred on human motion. As a tool for ensuring quality, it defines efficient, safe work methods and helps eliminate waste, serving as the foundation for every operation. Once implemented, standardized work ensures that the same methods are repeated consistently, avoiding unnecessary motions, maintaining quality, ensuring safety, and preventing equipment damage. The consistent application of these methods improves product quality through standardized processes and procedures. By incorporating lean tools like defined worksheets and Kaizen, the production of seals in manufacturing industries can achieve significant productivity enhancements.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52783/pst.536

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