Vendor Engagement Kaizen Framework Incorporating Risk And Reward Sharing In Lean Manufacturing Practice

Peterson, Anthony Dion (2020) Vendor Engagement Kaizen Framework Incorporating Risk And Reward Sharing In Lean Manufacturing Practice. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Lean manufacturing seeks Kaizen in terms of quality, cost and cycle time. A robust problem-solving often extends to external parties such as vendors, to draw in their unique technology resources and knowledge. The perusal of contemporary peer-reviewed literature reveals limited academic investigation onto such form of partnership; particularly vendor engagement having elements of properly defined risk and reward sharing. In this premise, Vendor Risk and Reward Sharing – Kaizen (VRRS-Kaizen) framework was proposed as a generic and holistic prescriptive system to guide personnel to duly deal with vendors. The objective of the framework is to ensure systematic and effective practice. Plan-Do-Check-Act underpins the framework and dichotomises the relevant stages of Kaizen. VRRS-Kaizen commences with the identification by Kaizen Team for the need of calling in vendors for countermeasure development. Lean tools, proof of concept and multi-criteria scoring methods were used for assessments in the framework. Framework verification was performed through three case studies at an electronic measurement system company in Penang. Their scopes involve 100% elimination of device under test high internal temperature failures (Case Study One), reduction of high workstation electricity by 60.9% and maintenance charges by 55.6% (Case Study Two) and mitigation of high freight charges of Packaging Assembly 64A by 24% (Case Study Three). Evidently different in nature, these three cases have been successfully deployed following the framework. In total, these were translated into RM 204,105.86 in return (between 2017 to 2018), of which 45.52% was shared with vendors as financial reward sharing. The research objectives have been achieved.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ1-1570 Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Kampus Kejuruteraan (Engineering Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Mekanikal (School of Mechanical Engineering) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Mohamed Yunus Mat Yusof
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2020 02:17
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 03:42

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