Case studies in industry and services
Lean at Home: Applying 5 Whys and Lean PFMEA to Home Projects

Robert S Keyser; Parisa Pooyan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 March 2022

https://doi.org/10.22105/jarie.2022.320848.1410

Abstract
  Root cause analysis techniques are often applied to problems in the workplace; however, they may also prove very useful to home projects. This research explores the application of two root cause analysis techniques in home projects: (1) 5 Whys to determine the root cause of a home air conditioning unit ...  Read More

Case studies in industry and services
Lean on the Shop Floor: Setup Time Reduction with Soft Systems Methodology

Robert S Keyser; Parisa Pooyan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 December 2022

https://doi.org/10.22105/jarie.2022.353927.1495

Abstract
  In a Lean production environment, reduced setup times can lead to many benefits, including reduced lead times. Previous research has primarily relied on the SMED methodology and mathematical modeling to reduce setup times at machine centers – and both are very useful techniques. We use the Soft ...  Read More

Manufacturing and Logistics
Setup time reduction with SMED in a corrugated box plant

Robert S. Keyser; Renee S. Severin; Matthew J. Geiger

Volume 9, Issue 2 , June 2022, , Pages 264-271

https://doi.org/10.22105/jarie.2022.317908.1405

Abstract
  The Single-Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) methodology proved to be an effective approach for reducing setup times on a bottleneck 66” Koppers rotary die-cutter machine center in a corrugated box plant. Root cause analysis techniques, such as a check sheet and control charts, aided the analysis. ...  Read More

Manufacturing and Logistics
Lean at home: applying RCA techniques to home projects

Robert S Keyser

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2021, , Pages 104-115

https://doi.org/10.22105/jarie.2021.263716.1234

Abstract
  Root cause analysis techniques are often applied to problems in the workplace; however, they may also prove very useful when applied to home projects. This research explores the application of root cause analysis techniques in three home projects: (1) Cause-and-Effect diagram to remove Palmetto bugs ...  Read More