Implementing Lean Manufacturing in High-mix Production Environment

  • Remigiusz Horbal
  • Robert Kagan
  • Tomasz Koch
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 257)

Lean Manufacturing concept is well described in the literature in the context of low-mix high-volume production. There are numerous case studies proving outstanding benefits of implementation Lean principles. Nowadays enterprises have to face the problem of high variety of products and dynamically changing demand. Lean tools and methods known from repetitive production do not always fit to high-mix environment. It causes problems with proper design of one-piece-flow production cells and material flow based on pull system. The purpose of the paper is to present a case study of implementing Lean concept in the enterprise producing high-mix of industrial fittings.


Material Handler Technical Layer Numerous Case Study Pull System Customer Process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Remigiusz Horbal
    • 1
  • Robert Kagan
    • 1
  • Tomasz Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT), Institute of Production Engineering and AutomationWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland

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