Lean Application: The Design Process and Effectiveness

Tsung Nan Wang, Yu Hsiu Hung

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Abstract

Taiwan’s trade mainly depended on exports, and the design of export products would affect the demand for clients to place orders. As the size of an enterprise and the number of the product categories it produced changed, the size of its design department was also affected. This study adopted the viewpoint of Toyota Production System (TPS) to re-explore the overall design process of the enterprise and plan a new design process. It aimed at proposing a framework with sound design efficiency. The results showed that after adopting TPS, the number of design cases undertaken by the design department increased, the time required to complete a case decreased, and the workload of each designer tended to be average. These results represented that the efficiency of the designers’ execution of the design cases increased. Another finding of this study was that the working pressure of the designers reduced. In conclusion, TPS brought considerable benefits to the company.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Systems Engineering and Design II - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Trends and Applications, IHSED 2019
EditorsTareq Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski, Stefan Pickl, Redha Taiar
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages456-461
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030279271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1
Event2nd International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications, IHSED 2019 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2019 Sep 162019 Sep 18

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1026
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications, IHSED 2019
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period19-09-1619-09-18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Wang, T. N., & Hung, Y. H. (2020). Lean Application: The Design Process and Effectiveness. In T. Ahram, W. Karwowski, S. Pickl, & R. Taiar (Eds.), Human Systems Engineering and Design II - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications, IHSED 2019 (pp. 456-461). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1026). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27928-8_69