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Application of Value Stream Mapping in Small Scale Industries

Anupam Sihag1 , Vinod Kumar2, and Umed Khod1
1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Om Institute of Technology and Management, Hisar, Haryana, India
2.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India.

Abstract—Value stream mapping has the reputation of uncovering waste in manufacturing, production and business process by identifying and removing non value adding steps. Value stream mapping is a method of recovering a product’s production path from door to door. In a process, non value added actions are identified in each step and between each step by their wastage time and resources. VSM is 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 after present study, we come to know about improvement intact time by applying the proposed changes if incorporated in future state map

Index Terms—Current state map, Future state map, Takt time, Value stream mapping

Cite: Anupam Sihag, Vinod Kumar and Umed Khod, "Application of Value Stream Mapping in Small Scale Industries," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 738-746, July 2014.