Comparison on a lean production system: a state of Mexico automotive industry case study

  1. Tabares-Rodríguez, L.
  2. Robles-Cárdenas, M.
  3. Ros-McDonnell, L. 1
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España


3rd International joint conference ICIEOM-ADINGOR-IISE-AIM-ASEM (IJC2017): Valencia, 6 y 7 de julio de 2017

Year of publication: 2017

Type: Conference paper


Lean manufacturing (LM) is a management system that increases theproductivity and quality in organizations. It focuses in eliminating waste andactivities that do not add value. LM has been adopted in diverse industries andseveral countries due to its advantages in cost, flexibility and rapid response(Muslimen et al. 2013). The objective of this present investigation is to analyzethe implementation level to the Lean System via the SAE J4000 (SAE 1999a)standard carried out among companies of the State of Mexico automotiveindustry. In addition, this investigation shows the inferential and descriptivestatistics data analysis of Mexican companies compared to the automotiveindustries in Spain and Brazil. Results show that the implementation level of theautomotive industry is at 48.4% in the State of Mexico according to the SAEJ4000 standard. Moreover, the involvement of suppliers and processes is higher inthe State of Mexico compared to automotive industries in Spain and Brazil.However, previous studies ranked the State of Mexico at a lower level of LM inproduction lines in contrast with Spain and Brazil.