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Lean Implementation in a forging MSME in India

Ganesh Thanjavur Natarajan & Thirumani Muniswami Iyer Venkatesan

The forging industry in India, largely comprising MSMEs, is highly unorganized, leading to substantial wastes in the processes. These units are now in direct competition with similar units across the world. In order for these units to have a sustainable competitive advantage, these units need to leverage

Application of Lean Concepts in a Process Industry

Ganesh Mahadevan

Lean Manufacturing philosophy, with its origins in the Toyota Production System (TPS), has been well established world wide as a way to improve operational performance in the automotive and other discrete manufacturing sectors. However, there is a lot of scepticism in implementing lean in process industries where

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