Assessing Leanness Score with Demand Dynamics in Multi-stage Production.
Deif, A., & Ali, R. (2016). Assessing leanness score with demand dynamics in multi-stage production. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 27(5), 614 – 639. Retrieved from: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/JMTM-08-2015-0064 [Published: 2016]
Autor(es): Rehab Ali and Ahmed Deif.
– The purpose of this paper is to present a dynamic model to measure the degree of system’s leanness under dynamic demand conditions using a novel integrated metric.
– Results using the data from a real case study indicated that given the model parameters, demand rate has the highest impact on leanness score dynamics. The next phase of the analysis thus focussed on investigating the effect of demand dynamics on the leanness score. The analysis highlighted the different effects of demand variability and volumes on the leanness score and its different components leading to various demand and production management recommendations in this dynamic environment.