Innovative paths to productivity: Advancing lean manufacturing in industrial engineering

Sayeda Sufia Sumi 1, 2, *

1 Department of Industrial Engineering, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX 77705, USA.
2 Department of Mechanical Design, Manufacturing, and Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China.
Review Article
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 22(03), 176–184
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2024.22.3.1685
Publication history: 
Received on 24 April 2024; revised on 31 May 2024; accepted on 03 June 2024
In the competitive landscape of modern manufacturing, the integration of lean principles within industrial engineering is paramount to enhancing efficiency and productivity. This paper explores innovative approaches to lean manufacturing, emphasizing strategies that streamline operations, reduce waste, and optimize resource utilization. By analyzing case studies and real-world applications, we demonstrate how advanced lean techniques can transform manufacturing processes. Key areas of focus include the implementation of Just-In-Time (JIT) production, Six Sigma methodologies, and value stream mapping. Additionally, the paper examines the role of technology in supporting lean initiatives, highlighting the impact of automation, IoT, and data analytics in driving continuous improvement. The findings underscore the significance of adopting a holistic lean manufacturing approach, offering practical insights and recommendations for industrial engineers aiming to achieve operational excellence and sustainable growth.
Lean manufacturing; Efficiency; Productivity; Just-In-Time (JIT); Six Sigma
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