Implementation of Lean Manufacturing with Application of Taguchi Methodology in Cement Industry
Keywords:lean methodology, wastes, value added and non-value added activities
The Implementation of lean helps many organizations to improve their productivity and efficiency; on the other
hand many organizations could not get the benefit of lean. The case of not achieving the expec ted results of implementing
lean is not because of limitation of lean to specific organizations type, but the misconception of the lean philosophy is
the main failure’s factor. The cement industry is the example of the continuous industry and it will be used to convey that
the lean philosophy is applicable to any type of organization. There are many problems facing the cement industry in
today’s cut throat competition; one of the major challenges is the capability of the cement industry to adopt new
techniques with the help of which the overall performance of production line can be improved.
The developed transition steps have ability to:
• Understand the cement manufacturing process in order to identify value added and non-value added activities in
production line through applying the process mapping technique.
• Determine and examine the interrelationships between the variables by developing Cause-Effect matrix