A lean production strategy for hot charge operation of a steel mill
2007 (English)In: IET International Conferene on Agile Manufacturing, 2007, 158-167 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper aims to show how a strategy based on lean production can aid the implementation of hot-charge operation in steel strip production. Key parameters in a lean strategy for steel manufacturing are identified, and it is shown that lean production targets the difficulties that are traditionally associated with hot charging. Hot charging amounts to a closer level of integration of the continuous casting and hot rolling processes. The conclusions are that implementation of hot charging can be seen as a waste-reduction process within a lean production strategy, and that there are substantial cost savings to be made once the full benefits of a lean production strategy are considered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. 158-167 p.
Hot charging; Lean manufacturing; Manufacturing strategy; Steel production; Waste reduction
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-11697DOI: 10.1049/cp:20070022ScopusID: 2-s2.0-67649194918ISBN: 978-0-86341-816-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-11697DiVA: diva2:279572
QC 201008102009-12-042009-12-042010-08-10Bibliographically approved