A lean environmental benchmarking (LEB) method for the management of cutting tools

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621395
Title:
A lean environmental benchmarking (LEB) method for the management of cutting tools
Authors:
Tomelero, Roberto Luiz; Ferreira, João Carlos Espíndola; Kumar, Vikas; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo ( 0000-0002-5493-877X )
Abstract:
Manufacturing companies are striving hard to remain competitive hence, they rely on a number of resources to meet customers’ expectations, among which cutting tools are included. This paper addresses the problems faced in the management of cutting tools activities. Production managers have highlighted the lack of procedures containing metrics and targets that would show them whether their company is able to perform an efficient management, and if it is capable of supporting the deployment process. In this context, this paper presents a novel Lean Environmental Benchmarking (LEB) method for performing a diagnosis of practices and performances to support the implementation of a cutting tool management strategy and/or the effective management of these assets. Strategic, technical and logistical aspects are addressed, particularly, with regard to management focused on lean manufacturing and environmental aspects. Field studies were performed in nine Brazilian companies in the metal-mechanical sector to validate the LEB method proposed. The LEB method helped the participant organisations clarify the various activities that involved the management of their cutting tools, while the field studies indicated that all nine organisations had a great concern regarding the preservations of the environment, and also an effective utilisation of resources spent for machining components.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Tomelero, R., Ferreira, J.C., Kumar, V., Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2017), “A Lean Environmental Benchmarking (LEB) method for the Management of Cutting Tools”, International Journal of Production Research, DOI:10.1080/00207543.2017.1293864
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
International Journal of Production Research
Issue Date:
2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621395
DOI:
10.1080/00207543.2017.1293864
Additional Links:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1293864.; http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tprs20/current
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
00207543
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Supply Chain Improvement

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dc.contributor.authorTomelero, Roberto Luizen
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, João Carlos Espíndolaen
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Vikasen
dc.contributor.authorGarza-Reyes, Jose Arturoen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-16T12:40:11Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-16T12:40:11Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationTomelero, R., Ferreira, J.C., Kumar, V., Garza-Reyes, J.A. (2017), “A Lean Environmental Benchmarking (LEB) method for the Management of Cutting Tools”, International Journal of Production Research, DOI:10.1080/00207543.2017.1293864en
dc.identifier.issn00207543-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00207543.2017.1293864-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621395-
dc.description.abstractManufacturing companies are striving hard to remain competitive hence, they rely on a number of resources to meet customers’ expectations, among which cutting tools are included. This paper addresses the problems faced in the management of cutting tools activities. Production managers have highlighted the lack of procedures containing metrics and targets that would show them whether their company is able to perform an efficient management, and if it is capable of supporting the deployment process. In this context, this paper presents a novel Lean Environmental Benchmarking (LEB) method for performing a diagnosis of practices and performances to support the implementation of a cutting tool management strategy and/or the effective management of these assets. Strategic, technical and logistical aspects are addressed, particularly, with regard to management focused on lean manufacturing and environmental aspects. Field studies were performed in nine Brazilian companies in the metal-mechanical sector to validate the LEB method proposed. The LEB method helped the participant organisations clarify the various activities that involved the management of their cutting tools, while the field studies indicated that all nine organisations had a great concern regarding the preservations of the environment, and also an effective utilisation of resources spent for machining components.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1293864.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tprs20/currenten
dc.subjectBenchmarkingen
dc.subjectLean managementen
dc.subjectCutting toolsen
dc.subjectEnvironmental sustainabilityen
dc.subjectDiagnosticsen
dc.subjectManufacturingen
dc.titleA lean environmental benchmarking (LEB) method for the management of cutting toolsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Production Researchen
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