Lean Manufacturing Implementation in Medical Devices Industries
Mangual Santiago, Rosedali
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This research provides information about the advantages of transforming nonautomatized manufacturing lines to lean nonautomatized manufacturing lines in medical devices industries established in Puerto Rico implementing lean manufacturing. This research was focused on a non-automatized manufacturing line from a medical device organization unable to reach the demand of 360 units per day. By implementing lean manufacturing and using tools as spaghetti diagram, cell infrastructure analysis, 5s, visual management, time analysis, standardize work and walk path design, the units per day increase to 384. The contribution of this research is not only for the medical devices industries, but for any organization that needs to be transformed to be able to fulfil any customer requirement or service. Key Terms ⎯ Lean Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Standardize Work, Unit Per Labor Hour.