Lean Wastes Caused by Using Hard Copy Paper Forms on Manufacturing Processes
Almodóvar Rodríguez, Carlos
The waste caused by using paper in manufacturing is a project to identify waste costs and possible solutions. In many ublications, the objective is to demonstrate how using an electronic tool instead of printed reports has good effects. On the other hand, the researcher concentrated on locating the lean wastes connected to paper operations in the industrial sector. The project can be used as a proof of concept for companies exploring a digital transformation, by moving from a legacy paper system to electronic paperless systems. The main objective is to identify and quantify all the waste caused by using hard paper copies instead of a proper system. With the results, the project provided options and guidance on using cost savings to implement a manufacturing system.Key Terms ⎯ ERP (Enterprise resource planning), Lean Manufacturing, (NC) Non Conformance, QMS (Quality management system).