Enhancing Lean Manufacturing Using the Value Stream Mapping Tool In Pharmaceutical Operations: A Case Study Of A Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company in Zimbabwe

Goriwondo, William M. (2013) Enhancing Lean Manufacturing Using the Value Stream Mapping Tool In Pharmaceutical Operations: A Case Study Of A Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company in Zimbabwe.

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Official URL: http://ir.nust.ac.zw/xmlui/handle/123456789/348

Abstract

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a lean manufacturing technique used to analyze and improve value-addition. It emanates from developments on the Toyota Production System (TPS) but with wide application outside the automotive industry. VSM helps identify and eliminate waste in the service and production sectors. This paper details application of VSM in the pharmaceutical sector using two product lines at a manufacturing company. Results obtained show improvements in critical lean metrics. The Future State Map (FSM) developed shows a lean operation that ensures harmonious flow of both materials and information that was achieved through systematic elimination of waste.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global Competitiveness,Future State Map,Value Stream Mapping,Pharmaceutical Manufacturing,Lean
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > National University of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 08:00
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 05:50
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/1362

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