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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 12, December 2020 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Value Stream Mapping For Headlamp Manufacturing Using Simulation Process

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Tossapol Kiatcharoenpol, Puntita Sundusadee, Suthida Sareesathiensup



Value steam mapping, VSM, Simulation, Headlamp, Modelling



Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is defined as a Lean tool that employs a work flow documenting every step in the process. Wastes, non value-added and value processes can be graphically identified by applying VSM and the users also employ the VSM as an improvement plan, implementation and tracking progress on its lean journey. However, an understanding of VSM is not easy for the outsider and shop floor employee. Therefore, the advantage of computer simulation can be used to enhance these obstacles. The clear picture of a production line and moving work flow along the layout demonstrated in a computer monitor is essential help to practitioners to gain much benefits of VSM. In this work, the VSM is applied to the headlamp production line. The current state of VSM and the improvement, a future VSM are constructed associated with applying computer simulation to process modelling of those VSMs. The Kanban, pull system and one-piece flow concepts of Lean are incorporated in the ideal VSM. It has shown that the performance of the future VSM can reduce WIP by 93% and lower lead time by 85% in the case study production line.



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