An Application of Value Stream Mapping In Automotive Industry: A Case Study
R.M. Belokar1, Vikas Kumar2, Sandeep Singh Kharb3

1Dr. R.M. Belokar, production Engineering department, P.E.C University of Technology, Chandigarh, India.
2Vikas Kumar, production Engineering department, P.E.C University of Technology,Chandigarh, India.
3Sandeep Singh Kharb, production Engineering department, P.E.C University of Technology,Chandigarh,India.

Manuscript received on July 01, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on July 05, 2012. | Manuscript published on July 10, 2012. | PP: 152-157 | Volume-1, Issue-2, July 2012. | Retrieval Number: A0125061212/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Studies on applications of lean in a continuous process industry are limited. There is lot of opportunities for improvement in the process industries like automobile industry if lean tools are utilized. This paper addresses the application of Value Stream Mapping as one of the Lean tools to eliminate waste, and improved operational procedures and productivity. Current state map is prepared and analyzed and suggested to improve the operational process. Accordingly the future state map is drawn. The study reveals that there is an improvement in the takt time by implementing the proposed changes if incorporated in the future state map. 

Keywords: Current state map, future state map, takt time, Value Stream Mapping (VSM)