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Lean manufacturing to lean agriculture: it’s about time

Manoj Kumar Dora UGent, Evelien Lambrecht UGent, Xavier Gellynck UGent and Dirk Van Goubergen UGent (2015) Proceedings of the 2015 industrial and systems engineering research conference.
abstract
Lean principles were originally developed in manufacturing as a set of tools and techniques that could eliminate waste from the production process. Lean techniques have then moved from manufacturing plants to all kinds of operations, such as insurance, healthcare, government and non-profit. However, there has been little literature and understanding of lean in the context of agriculture and farming so far. It is high time that lean is introduced in agriculture given the magnitude of waste and losses in that field. Lean in agriculture provides a different set of challenges due to seasonal variability, bulk production, processing and problems in handling and storage. This is a conceptual paper which intends to identify and categorize lean waste (popularly known as seven deadly wastes). Moreover, before implementing lean, it is vital to identify the readiness factors in order to see if farms and farmers are up to such quality improvement methods. A readiness index has been created based on the operations management literature.
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author
organization
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conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Agriculture, Readiness, Waste, Lean principles
in
Proceedings of the 2015 industrial and systems engineering research conference
editor
S Cetinkaya and JK Ryan
article number
abstract 1293
pages
10 pages
publisher
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
place of publication
Norcross, GA, USA
conference name
2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research conference (ISERC 2015)
conference location
Nashville, TN, USA
conference start
2015-05-30
conference end
2015-06-02
ISBN
9780983762447
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
6842326
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-6842326
date created
2015-06-23 09:08:46
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:53:31
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  author       = {Dora, Manoj Kumar and Lambrecht, Evelien and Gellynck, Xavier and Van Goubergen, Dirk},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 2015 industrial and systems engineering research conference},
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  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Nashville, TN, USA},
  pages        = {10},
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  title        = {Lean manufacturing to lean agriculture: it{\textquoteright}s about time},
  year         = {2015},
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Chicago
Dora, Manoj Kumar, Evelien Lambrecht, Xavier Gellynck, and Dirk Van Goubergen. 2015. “Lean Manufacturing to Lean Agriculture: It’s About Time.” In Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, ed. S Cetinkaya and JK Ryan. Norcross, GA, USA: Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).
APA
Dora, M. K., Lambrecht, E., Gellynck, X., & Van Goubergen, D. (2015). Lean manufacturing to lean agriculture: it’s about time. In S. Cetinkaya & J. Ryan (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2015 industrial and systems engineering research conference. Presented at the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research conference (ISERC 2015), Norcross, GA, USA: Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).
Vancouver
1.
Dora MK, Lambrecht E, Gellynck X, Van Goubergen D. Lean manufacturing to lean agriculture: it’s about time. In: Cetinkaya S, Ryan J, editors. Proceedings of the 2015 industrial and systems engineering research conference. Norcross, GA, USA: Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE); 2015.
MLA
Dora, Manoj Kumar, Evelien Lambrecht, Xavier Gellynck, et al. “Lean Manufacturing to Lean Agriculture: It’s About Time.” Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference. Ed. S Cetinkaya & JK Ryan. Norcross, GA, USA: Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), 2015. Print.