Application of Lean Techniques to Reduce Preparation Times: Case Study of a Peruvian Plastic Company

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/622530
Title:
Application of Lean Techniques to Reduce Preparation Times: Case Study of a Peruvian Plastic Company
Authors:
Silva Reyes, Alfredo Jeampiere; Salas Castro, Rosa Fernanda
Publisher:
Research India Publications
Journal:
International Journal of Applied Engineering Research
Issue Date:
Nov-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/622530
Additional Links:
https://www.ripublication.com/ijaer17/ijaerv12n23_71.pdf
Abstract:
This article examines the problem of an increase in product returns for a company that produces plastic films for flexible packaging. Among the factors that have resulted in the increase of returned products are defects in the films caused by the poor manipulation of materials and, above all, the hard point in the coils caused by excessive extruder preparation time, causing the extrusion head to overheat as well as uneven extrusion. Extrusion is a key process in the production of plastic materials as it transforms polypropylene and additives into plastic sheets. The delay in the preparation time caused by machine operators leads to the overheating of the extrusion head and, therefore, defective products that are ultimately returned to the company by customers. In order to confront this problem, a proposal was developed using the SMED tool of Lean Manufacturing in order to reduce the preparation time of the extruder and to increase the productivity of the company. For the validation of the proposal, we simulated the system to determine the resulting reduction in extruder preparation time.
Type:
info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Language:
eng
Keywords:
Productivity; Extrusion; Preparation time; SMED; Lean Manufacturing; Simulation
ISSN:
0973-4562

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dc.contributor.authorSilva Reyes, Alfredo Jeampierees
dc.contributor.authorSalas Castro, Rosa Fernandaes
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-16T16:56:16Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-16T16:56:16Z-
dc.date.issued2017-11-
dc.identifier.issn0973-4562-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/622530-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the problem of an increase in product returns for a company that produces plastic films for flexible packaging. Among the factors that have resulted in the increase of returned products are defects in the films caused by the poor manipulation of materials and, above all, the hard point in the coils caused by excessive extruder preparation time, causing the extrusion head to overheat as well as uneven extrusion. Extrusion is a key process in the production of plastic materials as it transforms polypropylene and additives into plastic sheets. The delay in the preparation time caused by machine operators leads to the overheating of the extrusion head and, therefore, defective products that are ultimately returned to the company by customers. In order to confront this problem, a proposal was developed using the SMED tool of Lean Manufacturing in order to reduce the preparation time of the extruder and to increase the productivity of the company. For the validation of the proposal, we simulated the system to determine the resulting reduction in extruder preparation time.es
dc.formatapplication/pdfes
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherResearch India Publicationses
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ripublication.com/ijaer17/ijaerv12n23_71.pdfes
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.sourceUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
dc.sourceRepositorio Académico - UPCes_PE
dc.subjectProductivityes
dc.subjectExtrusiones
dc.subjectPreparation timees
dc.subjectSMEDes
dc.subjectLean Manufacturinges
dc.subjectSimulationes
dc.titleApplication of Lean Techniques to Reduce Preparation Times: Case Study of a Peruvian Plastic Companyes
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Applied Engineering Researches
dc.description.peerreviewRevisión por pareses_PE
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