Modelling of barriers encumbering the advancement of processing technologies towards lean manufacturing principles.


The manufacturing sector has grown significantly in various material processing technologies. Hence, improving the capacity utilization of the processing setups becomes necessary by deploying qualitative measures like lean manufacturing to reduce wastage and improve product quality. The current demand for product customization and diversified product portfolios has necessitated the need for compliance with lean manufacturing principles. Owing to this presented work is routed to identify the barriers which encumber the smooth deployment of lean manufacturing principles. Furthermore, the mutual interrelationships between the dimension of the lean production system (LPS) barriers are assessed by the methodology of Interpretative Structural Modelling (ISM). The potential of ISM classifies the barriers to autonomous, driving, linkage and dependent categories. Furthermore, it outranks the various barriers to the smooth deployment of LPS measures in the manufacturing arena relative to its severity. Hence, the ISM and MICMAC analysis duo enables the outranking and classification of the LPS barriers, respectively. It results in outcomes that felicitate

Mohit Tyagi
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DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2023.07.371