STUDENT’S NAME: ANTAR DUTTA
Project Title: Lean Manufacturing Implementation
Background: The project is conducted in M/S Arvind Limited, Knits Garment Divison, Ahmedabad with a vision of minimizing the non value adding activities and create a visually organized workplace by implementing some tools of Lean manufacturing techniques. After a thorough brainstorming it was felt that inspite of their technical skills and motivation they are blinded to some of the wasteful activities owing to their normal routine work pressure which need to be rectified.
Objective:To successfully implement Lean Production System and achieve better work system and an organized workplace.
Methodology: Identification of the major problematic areas, developing an action plan, Value stream mapping of the existing system and implementation of Lean tools.
Findings:Value Stream Mapping done, non value adding activities identified and corrective measures suggested, 5s techniques being implemented. Average daily production was increased by 12.22%, and missing % reduced from 3% to 1.04% after Kanban.
Conclusion: Lean Manufacturing tools were implemented successfully but not in all the departments due to time constraint. The research work helped me to get a thorough practical insight about its relevance in the apparel industry.