MINIMUM TIME FOR MATERIAL AND INFORMATION FLOWS ANALYSIS (MINIMIFA): A METHOD TO IDENTIFY CHALLENGES AND IMPROVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of Sixth Swedish Production Symposium (SPS14), Götegorg, Sweden, September 16-18; 2014, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
Material and information flows are often complex at remanufacturing companies. Minimum time for Material and Information Flows Analysis (MiniMifa) is a data collection workshop in which material and information flows’ challenges and improvement opportunities are investigated. By carrying the idea of Value Stream Mapping (VSM), MiniMifa turns to an act of cartography of industrial processes. After the workshop, companies have a holistic view of their processes, the current “pains” - challenges, and possible “painkillers” – improvement ideas, including lean-inspired solutions.
This paper demonstrates a pilot MiniMifa at a forklift truck remanufacturer where a potential improvement in e.g. lead time reduction by 93% was discovered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Remanufacturing, Lean, Material and Information Flows, Data collection workshop, Process map
Other Civil Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120765OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120765DiVA: diva2:848250
Sixth Swedish Production Symposium (SPS14), Götegorg, Sweden, September 16-18; 2014