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Insights into lean manufacturing from complex systems measures

Scott, N. A.; Frizelle, G. and Johnson, J. H. (2007). Insights into lean manufacturing from complex systems measures. International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, 10(2) pp. 125–128.

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Abstract

Lean manufacturing was identified by comparative measurement of automobile manufacturers. Uninterrupted flow of value added activity was identified as the signature of a lean system, yet no formal measures exist for flow or the structure that supports it. This paper takes measures for structure and flow from complexity science and applies them to manufacturing systems through a novel framework. This includes a case study of the successful application of the framework for process improvement.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 International Society for Agile Manufacturing
ISSN: 1536-2639
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 18425
Depositing User: Users 8128 not found.
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2009 14:24
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:28
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/18425
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