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Application of spaghetti chart for production process streamlining. Case study

Application of spaghetti chart for production process streamlining. Case study <jats:p>Purpose: Improvement measures are taken unceasingly in organizations in order to optimize the obtained results in each sphere of a company’s functioning. This article presents the results of an improvement process conducted for a welding operation in the given production process. Design/methodology/approach: Taking advantage of the Kaizen approach, the article describes the results of this process and its visualization, which has been conducted with the help of a Spaghetti Chart tool. Findings: Initially, it has demonstrated that the analysis of real pathways of product value creation at the given worksite through application of the mapped-out changes brings about measurable effects. The applied worksite reorganization allowed for a limitation of an employee’s excessive movements at the worksite. In order to conduct a benchmark – both states “before” and “after” the introduction of improvement changes have been juxtaposed. Research limitations/implications: The presented analysis has a temporally and spatially limited dimension - this simultaneously being an impulse to extend research in the future. While conducting an analysis of an operator’s work, the problem must be dealt with in a broad perspective - we conduced type case study, so this is the limitation. Practical implications: The conducted analysis has taken place in real organizational conditions, using the example of a functioning worksite. Working with the “continuous improvement” approach, the instruments for development have been initiated in all spheres and levels of the given organization. Line employees have been motivated by the management to carry out single modernizations at the given worksite, which has influenced their own development. This in turn has stimulated their conscious need for active participation in the process of change. Originality/value: The conducted analysis has taken place in real organizational conditions, using the example of a functioning worksite. </jats:p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Materials Science and Engineering CrossRef

Application of spaghetti chart for production process streamlining. Case study

Archives of Materials Science and Engineering , Volume 2 (89): 64-71 – Feb 1, 2018

Application of spaghetti chart for production process streamlining. Case study


Abstract

<jats:p>Purpose: Improvement measures are taken unceasingly in organizations in order to optimize
the obtained results in each sphere of a company’s functioning. This article presents the results
of an improvement process conducted for a welding operation in the given production process.
Design/methodology/approach: Taking advantage of the Kaizen approach, the article
describes the results of this process and its visualization, which has been conducted with
the help of a Spaghetti Chart tool.
Findings: Initially, it has demonstrated that the analysis of real pathways of product value
creation at the given worksite through application of the mapped-out changes brings
about measurable effects. The applied worksite reorganization allowed for a limitation of an
employee’s excessive movements at the worksite. In order to conduct a benchmark – both
states “before” and “after” the introduction of improvement changes have been juxtaposed.
Research limitations/implications: The presented analysis has a temporally and
spatially limited dimension - this simultaneously being an impulse to extend research in the
future. While conducting an analysis of an operator’s work, the problem must be dealt with
in a broad perspective - we conduced type case study, so this is the limitation.
Practical implications: The conducted analysis has taken place in real organizational
conditions, using the example of a functioning worksite. Working with the “continuous
improvement” approach, the instruments for development have been initiated in all
spheres and levels of the given organization. Line employees have been motivated by
the management to carry out single modernizations at the given worksite, which has
influenced their own development. This in turn has stimulated their conscious need for active
participation in the process of change.
Originality/value: The conducted analysis has taken place in real organizational
conditions, using the example of a functioning worksite.

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Abstract

<jats:p>Purpose: Improvement measures are taken unceasingly in organizations in order to optimize the obtained results in each sphere of a company’s functioning. This article presents the results of an improvement process conducted for a welding operation in the given production process. Design/methodology/approach: Taking advantage of the Kaizen approach, the article describes the results of this process and its visualization, which has been conducted with the help of a Spaghetti Chart tool. Findings: Initially, it has demonstrated that the analysis of real pathways of product value creation at the given worksite through application of the mapped-out changes brings about measurable effects. The applied worksite reorganization allowed for a limitation of an employee’s excessive movements at the worksite. In order to conduct a benchmark – both states “before” and “after” the introduction of improvement changes have been juxtaposed. Research limitations/implications: The presented analysis has a temporally and spatially limited dimension - this simultaneously being an impulse to extend research in the future. While conducting an analysis of an operator’s work, the problem must be dealt with in a broad perspective - we conduced type case study, so this is the limitation. Practical implications: The conducted analysis has taken place in real organizational conditions, using the example of a functioning worksite. Working with the “continuous improvement” approach, the instruments for development have been initiated in all spheres and levels of the given organization. Line employees have been motivated by the management to carry out single modernizations at the given worksite, which has influenced their own development. This in turn has stimulated their conscious need for active participation in the process of change. Originality/value: The conducted analysis has taken place in real organizational conditions, using the example of a functioning worksite. </jats:p>

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Published: Feb 1, 2018

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