4th African International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Application of Lean Manufacturing and SLP tools to increase productivity in an SME in the textile sector

Rafael Labarta-García, Mauricio Vidal-Asencios & Martin Collao-Diaz
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Production Planning and Management

The textile industry in the last decade has considerably increased its competitiveness worldwide, being one of the most influential in the Peruvian economy. For this reason, it is necessary for textile workshops to maintain high productivity, and to be more efficient, making the most of resources in their production. Therefore, the objective of this research is to improve productivity and have better results with little investment, since the textile sector mainly has micro and small companies (SMEs) that occupy a large part of the market, as the company in the present case study. To do this, through the tools of Kanban, 5S and Systematic Layout Planning (SLP), they were implemented in the company to achieve the established objective. Thus, when implementing the 5S, it was possible to obtain better results in terms of a more orderly and clean work area, which allows workers to be more productive and have a better work environment. In the case of SLP, the relational diagram method was carried out and a simulation was carried out using the ARENA software, which had an increase in productivity by reducing the time to carry out a work order of 1400 T-shirts.

Published in: 4th African International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Lusaka, Zambia

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: April 4-6, 2023

ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767