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- Every industry tends to find out the efficient way of mass production system to prove its superiority. This is decided by the ability to produce huge product varieties while the cost of the production remains low. So, as in manufacturing industries, the assembly sections are to be planned in much more flexible way to achieve this. To tackle this problem, conventional manufacturing can be replaced by lean manufacturing. Lean manufacturing is a systematic approach to identify and eliminate wastes (non-value added activities) through continuous improvement by flowing the product at the pull of the customer in pursuit of perfection. This project aims to implement the lean manufacturing technique in Sakthi Auto Components Ltd., A few wastages are identified in the assembly section of their main product steering knuckle by doing onsite research. By using value stream maps the company’s wastages (non- value added activities) in assembly section such as, assembly line cycle time, motion, waiting time and defects are identified. This affects the company’s productivity, product cycle time and cost. The project aims to eliminate these wastages and reduce the cycle time, improve productivity and reduce operation cost by modifying current assembly line layout with the help of value stream maps.

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M. Mohamed Ajmal Mahasin, S.Vijay, B.Sanjeev, & A.Tamilvani. (2017). Evaluation and implementation of lean manufacturing in assembly section . International Journal of Intellectual Advancements and Research in Engineering Computations, 5(2), 1799–1805. Retrieved from