Minimum Time for Material and Information Flows Analysis at a Forklift Truck Remanufacturer
2014 (English)In: Proceedingsof Sixth Swedish Production Symposium (SPS14), 2014Conference paper (Other academic)
Material and information flows are often complex at remanufacturing companies. Minimum time for Material and Information Flows Analysis (MiniMifa) is a data collection workshop in which material and information flows’ challenges and improvement opportunities are investigated. By carrying the idea of Value Stream Mapping (VSM), MiniMifa turns to an act of cartography of industrial processes. After the workshop, companies have a holistic view of their processes, the current “pains” - challenges, and possible “painkillers” – improvement ideas, including lean-inspired solutions.
This paper demonstrates a pilot MiniMifa at a forklift truck remanufacturer where a potential improvement in e.g. lead time reduction by 93% was discovered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Remanufacturing, Lean, Material and Information Flows, Data collection workshop, Process map
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118270OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-118270DiVA: diva2:813692
Sixth Swedish Production Symposium (SPS14), September 16-18, 2014