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Minimize the Maintenance Factors and Improving the Production Rate a Lean Based Industry

Mr. Prateek Raj Patel, Mr. Indrakant Singh


In today’s competitive manufacturing environment every organization is heading to increase its overall production by decreasing actions which consume unnecessary time and not contribute any significance value to manufacturing processes. Increase in overall production can be effectively achieved by means of reducing non value added activities involved in the production process. These encourage focus on lean manufacturing and purpose to increase equipment capacity and capability. One of the essential lean assembling instruments that can give distinctive measurement in distinguishing and dissecting non esteem included exercises is Value Stream Mapping (VSM). Value stream map presents a good picture of the time consumed and operations performed for the production of a product within manufacturing facility. Value Stream Maintenance Map (VSSM) clearly shows maintenance factor like equipment effectiveness, mean maintenance lead time. These maintenance factors play an important role in machines availability for production. Value Stream Maintenance Map helps industries to recognize the present maintenance condition in order to reduce the consumption of time. In this research work, a method is proposed for evaluating the breakdown maintenance factor using a value stream maintenance map (VSMM) enabling theassessment of measurable maintenance factors. The purpose of thesis is to propose a method which shows breakdown maintenance factors and matrices by using value stream maintenance map. The benefit of Current value stream map and valuestream maintenance map is to focus on the entire value stream of plant to find system wastes and gives idea to eliminate them.

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