Development of a weighted leanness measurement method in modular construction companies

Shams Bidhendi, Saba and Goh, Steven and Wandel, Andrew (2019) Development of a weighted leanness measurement method in modular construction companies. Journal of Industrial Engineering International. pp. 1-25. ISSN 1735-5702

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This paper outlines the development of an improved approach to the use of lean tools and techniques to improve the performance of manufacturing enterprises. Several research studies attempt to measure the overall leanness score of the manufacturing process; however, they failed to consider the interdependent relationships between lean performance metrics and considered all performance measures to be equally important during analysis. This paper proposes the weighted leanness assessment methodology to further extend the most recent developed leanness assessment model. The developed methodology in this research provides an integrated leanness score of the production process which considers the interrelationships between different performance metrics due to competing for business and operational strategies. The fuzzy-based analytic network process approach is used to measure and allocate relative importance weightings to each performance metric. The result from the proposed methodology in this research provides a more accurate overall leanness score by prioritising different performance measures according to the manufacturer’s needs. A case study was conducted to illustrate the effectiveness and validity of the proposed model and methodologies.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 23 April 2019. ArticleFirst version made available in accordance with Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 May 2019 02:35
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 05:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: lean manufacturing, lean strategies, leanness assessment tools, fuzzy logic, analytical network process
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091006 Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles)
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091005 Manufacturing Management
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8699 Other Manufacturing > 869999 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8704 Construction Processes > 870404 Residential Construction Processes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s40092-019-0313-y

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