Process improvement proposal for the reduction of machine setup time in a copper transformation company using lean manufacturing tools

Anthony Lora-Soto, Cristhoffer Morales-Silva, Jose Llontop-Jesus, Nestor Mamani

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Abstract

This study aimed to identify the causes of significant problems existing in the metallurgical sector, and a solution is proposed for the setup process. We detail the theoretical background of the processes in the lean manufacturing methodology, which will be applied to a rolling machine. Further, we provide a brief description of the company and the sector’s problems. We describe success stories of companies that implemented various lean manufacturing tools. We also present some of the results achieved across sectors to gain an in-depth understanding of the technique and a practical support of the implemented model. Our proposal is based on the lean manufacturing methodology; tools such as Single Minute Exchanges of Dies, Kaizen, 5S, and value stream mapping (VSM) will be used to reduce setup times and to impact machine layout and productivity positively. We also show the implementation results of a pilot plan conducted in the company over a period of more than 3 months.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Applications III - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Applications, IHIET 2020
EditorsTareq Ahram, Redha Taiar, Karine Langlois, Arnaud Choplin
PublisherSpringer
Pages585-591
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030553067
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event3rd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications, IHIET 2020 - Paris, France
Duration: 27 Aug 202029 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1253 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications, IHIET 2020
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period27/08/2029/08/20

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021.

Copyright:
Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • 5S
  • Availability
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Metallurgy
  • SMED
  • Setup

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