Process improvement with the use of Lean Management methods
Saar, Gerda (2021-10-25)
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Today’s business market is constantly changing, and industries are finding ways how to gain competence and adapt to market demands. The competitiveness puts prerequisite for survival and therefore the need for constant improvement of the production processes and overall man-agement, is becoming vital. The Master thesis aims to identify wastes in a production process and propose recommendation for improvements. The purpose is also to evaluate the usefulness of various Lean Management tools. For the thesis a single case study was chosen as a research methodology. Using Value Stream Mapping method, the current state of the process has been created. After the mapping, analysis of waste and improvement recommendations were made. The results of this thesis showed that material handling and transportation affected the case company’s process. As the theory approved and the study resulted, that the Lean Management methods are very useful for improving productivity.