The role and importance of lean tools in warehouse management

The aim of this study is to present lean tools which can be adopted in a warehouse. We think that lean is adaptable in warehouse operation, although companies in Hungary mainly introduce this method in production. This paper describes lean thinking, which does not only cover creating more value for...

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Main Authors: Pauluk Júlia
Oláh Judit
Format: Article
Published: 2017
Series:Taylor : gazdálkodás- és szervezéstudományi folyóirat 9 No. 1
Kulcsszavak:Raktározás - menedzsment, Készletgazdálkodás
Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/48093
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Summary:The aim of this study is to present lean tools which can be adopted in a warehouse. We think that lean is adaptable in warehouse operation, although companies in Hungary mainly introduce this method in production. This paper describes lean thinking, which does not only cover creating more value for customers with fewer resources, but it also refers to a complete philosophy. We provide insight into different lean methods and tools which can be effectively used by warehouses to operate more efficiently. Examples include 5S, kaizen, value stream mapping, standardised work and problem solving methods. Based on the case study method, this research focuses on the implementation of 5S in the material supply department of Lego Manufactuting Ltd. in Nyíregyháza. We interviewed Nagy Gyula, who is the material supply manager of the company. We think that lean tools (5S, standardised work) can be adopted by warehouses without any significant capital investment. However, workers still need to be convinced to use these tools in their everyday work, which is a rather difficult effort.
Physical Description:24-31
ISSN:2064-4361