TOPIC: - A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LEAN AND MASS PRODUCTION SYSTEM: TOYOTA AND FORD
Date of Submission: 13th Sep’10
Yashraj D. Pawar -09258
Chaintanya Sharavanth C. - 09211
Harshita M. - 09217
Batch - XVII
VIGNANA JYOTHI INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
Bachupally, Hyderabad, A.P – 500072, India
This paper deals with the production systems of two major leaders in the automobile market. Mass production is briefly touched up on and its advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Lean production is the emerging trend, which talks about minimizing waste and increasing production. We have also thrown light on when to use lean and mass production in production process .Our study majorly concentrates on Ford Co. and Toyota Co. which follows mass and lean production systems respectively, a detailed study has been done on their production processes.
1. OBJECTIVES 4
2. MASS PRODUCTION 5
2.1 USE OF ASSEMBLY LINES IN MASS PRODUCTION 6
2.2 WHEN TO GO FOR MASS PRODUCTION: 6
2.3 ADVANTAGES 6
2.4 DISADVANTAGES 7
2.5 HOW DID MASS PRODUCTION EVOLVE 7
2.6 THE LIMITS OF FORD’S SYSTEM 9
3. LEAN PRODUCTION 10
3.1 CHARACTERISTICS OF LEAN PRODUCTION 11
3.2 BASIC ELEMENTS OF LEAN MANUFACTURING 13
3.3 BENEFITS OF LEAN PRODUCTION 14
3.4 SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM (TPS) 15
3.5 THE FOCUS OF TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM 16
3.6 LEAN MANUFACTURING AT TOYOTA 17
3.7 FOCUS ON FLEXIBILITY 19
4. COMPARISON BETWEEN MASS AND LEAN PRODUCTION 20
5. Conclusion 21
6. Bibilography 21
To understand lean and mass production in detail.
To understand Implications of lean and mass production in production process.
To compare Ford and Toyota with respect to production processes.
2. MASS PRODUCTION
Mass production (also called flow production, repetitive flow production, series production, or serial production) is the production of... [continues]
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