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A Study on Application of lean Manufacturing Methodologies in Indian Electronics Manufacturing Industry

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engg., National Institute of Tech. Karnataka, Surathkal; Srinivasnagar, Mangalore, Karnataka, INDIA
  • 2 Dept. of Industrial Engg. and Management, West Bengal University of Tech., BF-142, Sector 1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata , West Bengal, INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 2, Issue (5), Pages 11-14, May,26 (2013)

Abstract

The Indian electronics industry is one of the fastest growing industries and investments are flowing in to increase its manufacturing capacity. But, India is facing incremental challenges such as rising customer’s expectation, widening customer-base of existing ones, fluctuating demand, taxation, lack of infrastructure and intense competition. Thus, India needs to be more efficient in her key activities or processes to cope with the challenges. Lean manufacturing could be a solution in order to improve the performance in this competitive globalized market where uncertainty is prevalent. The purpose of this study is to examine the techniques of adopting lean, the tools implemented, the motivators, obstacles and challenges in adopting lean in Indian Electronics manufacturing industry. The data collection was conducted through a structured questionnaire both online and off line, observations from the past studies, company reports and visits to the companies were also done. The results show that the degree of lean implementation in Indian electronics manufacturing industry is still nascent. So, the concerned authorities should play a considerable role and frame some policies to promote lean manufacturing. Future research would consider doing analysis in a more number of organizations as this will reflect the true index.

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