Applications of Lean Tools in a Small-Scale Dairy Farm

Applications of Lean Tools in a Small-Scale Dairy Farm

Guilherme Andrade Ussuna, Eduardo Guilherme Satolo, Priscilla A. B. Mac-Lean
Copyright: © 2023 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5185-4.ch001
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Lean production is recognized as an administrative approach associated with a minimization or constant waste system that reduces production and the lean production system. Implementation through tools help various areas of the organization. Although conceptually disseminated and applied in various sectors of the economy, publications in the agribusiness sector are scarce. This chapter presents the results of the application of és lean, action research carried out with a small-scale dairy producer. Through the use of lean tools, such as a flowchart, Ishikawa diagrams, value stream mapping, and the PDCA cycle, it was possible to guide a set of improvements in the property under study, adding profitability gains.
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Key Terms in this Chapter

Family Farm: A farm that is owned and operated by a family, especially one that has been handed down from one generation to another.

Action Research: Type of research method, commonly applied in the social sciences and research that seeks to link change through the simultaneous process of action and research, which are aligned by critical reflection between researchers and researchers.

Value Stream Mapping: VSM is defined as a lean tool that employs a flowchart documenting every step in the process.

PDCA Cycle: The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle is a four-step problem-solving iterative technique used to improve business processes.

Lean Tools: Lean tools provide frameworks to solve problems, measure performance, analyze and optimize work processes while helping to manage people and change.

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