A Multi-Objective Methodology for Selecting Lean Initiatives in Modular Construction Companies

Shams Bidhendi, Saba and Goh, Steven ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8583-4586 and Wandel, Andrew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7677-7129 (2018) A Multi-Objective Methodology for Selecting Lean Initiatives in Modular Construction Companies. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering), 12 (9). pp. 1254-1266.

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Abstract

The implementation of lean manufacturing initiatives has produced significant impacts in improving operational performance and reducing manufacturing wastes in the production process. However, selecting an appropriate set of lean strategies is critical to avoid misapplication of the lean manufacturing techniques and consequential increase in non-value-adding activities. To the author’s best knowledge, there is currently no methodology to select lean strategies that considers their impacts on manufacturing wastes and performance metrics simultaneously. In this research, a multi-objective methodology is proposed that suggests an appropriate set of lean initiatives based on their impacts on performance metrics and manufacturing wastes and within manufacturers’ resource limitation. The proposed methodology in this research suggests the best set of lean initiatives for implementation that have highest impacts on identified critical performance metrics and manufacturing wastes. Therefore, manufacturers can assure that implementing suggested lean tools improves their production performance and reduces manufacturing wastes at the same time. A case study was conducted to show the effectiveness and validate the proposed model and methodologies.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 06:24
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 01:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lean manufacturing, Lean strategies, manufacturing wastes, manufacturing performance metrics, decision making, optimisation
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4014 Manufacturing engineering > 401404 Industrial engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4010 Engineering practice and education > 401003 Engineering practice
40 ENGINEERING > 4014 Manufacturing engineering > 401407 Manufacturing management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 24 MANUFACTURING > 2499 Other manufacturing > 249999 Other manufacturing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1474713
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47783

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