Applying Lean and MES toward Smart Manufacturing - Application of a Thai Automotive Company
Keywords:extended Technology Acceptance Model, Lean production, MES, Smart manufacturing
AbstractLean, manufacturing execution systems (MES), and Smart manufacturing are of different disciplines. The objective of this study is to explore the integrated application of these three disciplines. This study conducts a field observation and interview of a selected car wheel frame manufacturer in Thailand to generate five applications. The extended technology acceptance model (TAM2) and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) are applied to verify the effectiveness of the case company. This study’s results show that MES facilitates production transparency and increases the firm’s ability to focus on value-added activities. Employees can predict potential issues and proactively eliminate them. Improved transparency also enhances employee ownership, enabling employees to independently problem solve and implement improvements before an issue arises.
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