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NEUENFELDT JUNIOR, Alvaro Luiz; SILUK, Julio Cezar Mairesse  and  NARA, Elpidio Oscar Benitez. Study of an internal materials workflow based on the Lean Manufacturing philosophy. Prod. [online]. 2015, vol.25, n.3, pp.691-700.  Epub Aug 18, 2015. ISSN 1980-5411.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0103-6513.112312.

Recently, Brazilian companies have searched for ways to optimize the results of industrial processes. Studies by the Lean Institute Brasil (2012) indicate that the industries of Brazil, on average, require the most overtime for compliance with manufacturing operations. This is directly linked to the high amount of stocks between processes, waste handling and the storage of materials. Thus, this article aims to study the way in which the internal supply chain operates in a bus manufacturing company in Brazil. Specifically, purchased components are studied to find ways to obtain industrial gains, and a methodology called Making Materials Flow is used to correction the problems that are identified. In the end, missing items in the Assembly Line were reduced by 40%, the number of buses produced per day increased by approximately 37%.

Keywords : Lean Production; Bus manufacturing; Supply Chain Management.

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