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Implementing Toyota Production System (TPS) concept in a small automotive parts manufacturer

Abdul Raman, Norazmein and Jamaludin, Khairur Rijal Implementing Toyota Production System (TPS) concept in a small automotive parts manufacturer. ICME 2008 . (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study investigates the consequences of implementing Toyota Production System (TPS) in the local automotive parts manufacturer production line. The production line consisted of three different processes and two inter-process buffers. A verified base model was created using WITNESSTM computer simulation software. Reducing WIP is the primary objective of the study focusing on varying the sizes of inter-process buffers. Results generated from the simulation indicate that reducing inter-process buffers simultaneously would produce significant effect in reducing WIP compared to reducing each buffer independently.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:International Conference of Mechanical Engineering (ICME 2008)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Toyota Production System (TPS), work-in-process (WIP), bufffer strategy, simulation, WITNESS
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:5474
Deposited By: Norazmein Abdul Raman
Deposited On:30 Apr 2008 05:19
Last Modified:04 May 2012 07:47

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