Article : Automating Value Stream Mapping In Lean Environment By Using RFID Tool

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Automating Value Stream Mapping In Lean Environment By Using RFID Tool

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Shivani Joshi

Value stream mapping is a lean manufacturing technique used to analyze and design the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to a consumer. At Toyota, where the technique originated, it is known as "material and information flow mapping".[29] It can be applied to nearly any value chain. Value stream mapping is often associated with manufacturing. It is also used in logistics, supply chain, service related industries, healthcare, software development, and product development. This paper attempts to implement VSM in a lean environment by automate the collection and distribution of production data by
RFID technology and cellular layout for tracking and providing real time value stream maps RFID-based facility performance monitoring (ORFPM) system is used for manufacturing environments to supervise the production flow in the facility. For it well operation in real industrial environment, ORFPM system is tested in laboratory layouts i.e. cellular layout. This paper discusses the development of the system based on the result from the laboratory implementations. By experimenting, it results that system is successfully transmitting data via wireless Internet, develop a database for transportation time and lead time, and automatically generate a real-time VSM.

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