POTENTIAL OF VALUE STREAM MAPPING UTILIZATION IN THE SEAMLESS STEEL TUBES MANUFACTURING PROCESS

1 ŠAJDLEROVÁ Ivana
Co-authors:
1 GREGUŠOVÁ Markéta 1 SCHINDLEROVÁ Vladimíra
Institution:
1 VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU ivana.sajdlerova@vsb.cz, marketa.gregusova@vsb.cz, vladimira.schindlerova@vsb.cz
Conference:
24th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, June 3rd - 5th 2015
Proceedings:
Proceedings 24th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
2056-2064
ISBN:
978-80-87294-58-1
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
12th January 2015
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
Metrics:
350 views / 171 downloads
Abstract

The effort to long-term prosperity of companies and the achievement of high productivity is the goal of the enterprise managers for decades. More than 100 years ago the first effort to introduce scientific practice in corporate governance can be traced and through them achieved the maximum productivity during the elimination of wasting of any kind. The current trend of customer requirements of fulfillment entails the increase of production variability.Purely serial production shifts their demands closer towards the custom production. Nevertheless, customers and management of enterprises expect maximum quality, speed and reliability of supply but if it is possible for the costs of mass production. If we want to be successful and compete in this field, it is necessary to know how and under what conditions the companies operate including the difficulties associated with their management. There is a number of technical publications where it is widely described a variety of methods and techniques that can be used on the way to a lean company. One of these techniques is also Value Stream Mapping (VSM). This paper presents an example of the use of VSM in a company that is the leader of steel producers and owns the largest metallurgical complex in the Czech Republic. VSM method was applied in the manufacturing process of seamless steel tubes.

Keywords: Management, Value Stream, Productivity, Competitiveness, Practice

© This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Scroll to Top