Module 14: discussion forum | Applied Sciences homework help

 

Lean manufacturing is a philosophy of production that focuses on the minimization of resources used throughout the organization in the production of goods and services. Lean manufacturing involves identifying and eliminating non-value adding activities in design, production, supply-chain management, and in dealing with the customers.

Select a manufacturing business in Saudi Arabia and discuss the following:

  • What the company does.
  • Its value adding and non-value adding activities, including tools for Lean Six Sigma such as just-in-time manufacturing.
  • Any rapid change-over activities the company uses or could use.
  • The company’s employee empowerment opportunities.

Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories, which require supporting citations along with at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed references in supporting your answer. 

Readings

Required: 

Chapter 14 & Supplement to Chapter 14 in Operations Management

Chapter 14 PowerPoint slides Click for more options Module 14 Chapter 14 PowerPoint slides – Alternative Formats – Operations Management

Antonio, B. T., & Kusumastuti, R. D. (2019). Lean operations implementation at an Indonesian shoe producer. South East Asian Journal of Management, 13(1), 92–105.

Recommended: 

Ball, P., & Lunt, P. (2020). Lean eco-efficient innovation in operations through the maintenance organisation. International Journal of Production Economics, 219, 405–415. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2018.07.007

Obwegeser, N., T. Nielsen, D., & M. Spandet, N. (2019). Continual Process Improvement for ITIL Service Operations: A Lean Perspective. Information Systems Management, 36(2), 141–167. https://doi.org/10.1080/10580530.2019.1587576

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