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Lean industry 4.0: a digital value stream approach to process improvement

Lean industry 4.0: a digital value stream approach to process improvement

Arey, Daniel, Le, Chi Hieu ORCID: 0000-0002-5168-2297 and Gao, Xiaoyu ORCID: 0000-0001-5625-3654 (2021) Lean industry 4.0: a digital value stream approach to process improvement. Procedia Manufacturing, 54. pp. 19-24. ISSN 2351-9789 (Print), 2351-9789 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2021.07.004)

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Abstract

As a concept, Industry 4.0 encompasses the total transformation of the ‘traditional’ production environment with the real-time networking of products, processes and infrastructure via the Internet. What is not clear however, is the functional relationship between pre-existing operational practices such as Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, and thus the associated organisational qualities of ‘Lean-ness’ and ‘Smart-ness’ respectively. This work then presents a formulaic approach to the ubiquitous Lean Manufacturing Value Stream Map process, in order to incorporate Digital elements into traditional product value streams. The result is the creation of a Digital Value Stream Map, which may be utilised to rationalise and deploy Industry 4.0 improvement projects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: industry 4.0; lean manufacturing; continuous improvement
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Design, Manufacturing and Innovative Products Research Theme
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENN)
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2021 10:28
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33470

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