Production Management Model Based on Lean Manufacturing Focused on the Human Factor to Improve Productivity of Small Businesses in the Metalworking Sector

  • Jonathan HuamánEmail author
  • José LlontopEmail author
  • Carlos RaymundoEmail author
  • Francisco DominguezEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1026)


Micro and small businesses in the metalworking sector present a high percentage of informality, and the majority of their production processes are not documented nor standardized. The production approach of Toyota, the enterprise-resource-planning system, and the lean manufacturing system were created for large organizations with sufficient financial resources to successfully implement these models. However, the human factor is a critical component in implementing these models. Therefore, a production management model has been proposed, which is based on lean manufacturing and focuses on the human factor, to increase productivity in the production area of a metalworking company, a small business. The result was that the company’s mentality changed, reaching a productivity of 70% through the use of lean manufacturing tools in the production area.


Productivity Lean manufacturing Production management model Human factor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ingeniería IndustrialUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)LimaPeru
  2. 2.Dirección de InvestigaciónUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)LimaPeru
  3. 3.Escuela Superior de Ingeniera InformáticaUniversidad Rey Juan CarlosMadridSpain

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