A FRAMEWORK FOR LEAN READINESS EVALUATION USING A HIERARCHICAL FUZZY SYSTEM

S M Baskaran, A R Lakshmanan

Abstract


Lean manufacturing is becoming the frontrunner in solving manufacturing-related problems. To sustain the lean journey, assessing lean readiness is the appropriate way to implement it in any industry. In this research, lean readiness is evaluated in a case study industry using a framework model. It consists of two dimensions: the critical success factors, and the barriers. Using force field analysis, the conflicting nature of these dimensions was portrayed. With the help of fuzzy logic, a hierarchical fuzzy system was developed to evaluate lean readiness. The result of this method opens up a new direction for managers to identify lean readiness.


Keywords


Lean Readiness; Critical Success Factors; Barriers;Fuzzy Logic; Hierarchical Fuzzy System

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/30-1-1988

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