Eighteen "monozukuri-focused" assembly line design and visual factory management principles with DENSO industrial examples

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Abstract

Purpose - To offer lean design and assembly principles with a focus on "monozukuri," meaning sustainable, environmentally friendly factories and products with simultaneously integrated product and process designs. Design/methodology/approach - Based on extensive studyof products, processes and factories, 18 "monozukuri-focused" product, process, factory design and management principles are explained by the author. Findings - The rule-based approach to designing lean, sustainable, "monozukuri-focused" flexible products, processes, production systems and factories will reduce waste at all levels, and create new opportunities for satisfying dynamically changing market needs. Originality/value - Reveals 18 lean design and assembly line design and management principles with some practical industrial examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalAssembly Automation
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 5 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Keywords

  • Assembly
  • Lean production
  • Sustainable design

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