Integration of Energy Saving with Lean Production in a Food Processing Company
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Industrial Engineering, October University for Modern Sciences and Arts, MSA, Egypt
General Engineering, October University for Modern Sciences and Arts, MSA, Egypt
Center of Excellence, October University for Modern Sciences and Arts, MSA, Egypt
Submission date: 2021-08-26
Final revision date: 2021-09-17
Acceptance date: 2021-09-18
Online publication date: 2021-09-29
Publication date: 2021-12-08
Journal of Machine Engineering 2021;21(4):118-133
The specific energy consumption (SEC) is a key performance indicator used to measure the energy consumed per product. This work focuses on studying the impact of implementing lean production concepts on decreasing the SEC in any organization. The reduction of SEC can be achieved by increasing the total efficiency of the production line. Implementing the lean production methodology in food processing company by using energy management model achieve an increase in the production output. The lean production used to eliminate all kinds of waste in production, while using the same input resources such as raw material and energy. The main source of waste found on the production line is the defective product and time waste during changeover and manual process. The achieved results showed that the SEC improved by 15.1% by reducing the lean wastes in the production line.
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