Improved decision making in lean manufacturing using simulation-based approach

Effendi Bin Mohamad*, Mohd Amran Bin Ibrahim, Lukman Sukarma, Muhamad Arfauz A. Rahman, Abdul Samad Bin Shibghatullah, Mohd Rizal Bin Salleh

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This study aims to enhance the efficacy of decision-making process in ascertaining waste by means of simulation. Waste involving any tasks that are unable to make any value addition to products from the consumer's side. Simulation can be deployed to improve the decision-making as well as knowledge of a lean practitioner (LP). To assess the production system and make decision-making more precise, a simulation-based approach was formulated and applied. The results established that production cost and waiting time can be reduced through worker arrangement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-48
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Agile Systems and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are grateful to the Malaysian Government and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) for funding this research via Grant (PJP/2014/FKP/ (9C)/S013262).

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Decision making
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Lean practitioner
  • Lean simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • General
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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