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Lean manufacturing methods in simulation literature: Review and association analysis

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)
Pages2239-2248
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

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Name
ISSN (Electronic)1558-4305

Conference

ConferenceWINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

The lean manufacturing philosophy includes several methods that aim to remove waste from production. This paper studies lean manufacturing methods and how simulation is used to consider them. In order to do this, it reviews papers that study simulation together with lean methods. The papers that are reviewed are categorized according to the lean methods used and result types obtained. Analysis is performed in order to gain knowledge about the volumes of occurrence of different methods and result types. Typical methods in the papers are different types of value stream mapping and work-in-process models. An exploratory analysis is performed to reveal the relationships between the methods and result types. This is done using association analysis. It reveals the methods that are commonly studied together in the literature. The paper also lists research areas that are not considered in the literature. These areas are often related to the analysis of variation.

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland