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Running Workshops To Identify Wastes In A Product Development Sample Shop

Lean Thinking aligned with Information technology can promote competitiveness for modern enterprises, while improve the performance of technological activities and eliminate no value-added tasks to the design process of product. The article is a contextualization of the current wastes evidenced during the research work carried out in a company that supplies electronic components to automotive industry. Workshops were developed to map the wastes in the sample production processes, as all interested parties are seeing, discussing and learning together in a freely-open environment. The workshops promoted the identification of 60 types of waste, and 26 roots cause. In order to solve scientifically the root causes problems, the production procedures will be readjusted by adopting production guidelines according to the principles of Lean, and some digitization measures will also be considered. The evidence from the workshops demonstrates that the main types of waste reported in the present literature can also be observed in complex projects.

Gabriela R. Witeck
Uminho
Portugal

Anabela C. Alves
Uminho
Portugal

Joana P. de Almeida
Bosch
Portugal

Ana J. Santos
Uminho
Portugal

Ana L. Lima
Uminho
Portugal

Ricardo J. Machado
Uminho
Portugal

 


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