1st Edition

Lean Manufacturing and Service Fundamentals, Applications, and Case Studies

By Kanchan Das, Miranda Dixon Copyright 2024
    190 Pages 83 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Within manufacturing industries, lean manufacturing and systems rooted in lean principles stand out as the most effective tool used to enhance productivity, quality, and comprehensive economic, environmental, and social sustainability.

    Lean Manufacturing and Service: Fundamentals, Applications, and Case Studies is not merely a guide to lean tools for cost reduction. Instead, it showcases lean as a holistic system encompassing design, planning, management, and operations, relevant to all organizations. Moreover, it delves into its integration with Industry 4.0 and its concepts.

    Designed primarily for graduate and undergraduate courses, this book is also a valuable resource for industry professionals. It features exercises ranging from basic to multifaceted examples, insightful case studies, and end-of-chapter challenges. A solutions manual and lecture slides are also available to ensure a quality course experience.

    1. Introduction to Lean Systems  2. Value Stream Mapping  3. Process Value Mapping  4. Organizing the Workplace by Using the Lean Tool 5S  5. Setup Reduction  6. Maintenance Planning and Lean  7. Poke-Yoke  8. Kaizen  9. Lean Production and Lean Supply Chain Management  10. Standard Work  11. Lean and Smart Manufacturing  12. Policy Development in Lean  13. Lean and Six Sigma  14. Lean and Industry 4.0


    Kanchan Das earned his PhD in industrial engineering from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He serves on the International Journal of Forensic Engineering and Management editorial board and is a proud member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. With 27 esteemed publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals, his research areas encompass Lean Manufacturing and Systems, Operations Management, Supply Chain Network planning and design, and the integration of sustainability and resilience in supply chain management. Currently, he holds a professorship at East Carolina University.

    Miranda Dixon, a former student of Dr. Kanchan Das, currently works as an Electrical Engineer at Cupertino Electric, Inc., located in San Jose, CA. With expertise in low- to medium-voltage power distribution, control wiring schematics, and sophisticated power system modeling, Miranda has provided electrical design and process improvement to the aerospace, manufacturing, and construction sectors. As a fervent advocate for Lean philosophy and a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Miranda has led, written, and maintained documentation for multiple continuous improvement projects.