Lean manufacturing maturity model for an automotive cluster: A case study in Mexico

Hector David Coli´n-Lozano, Sonia Guerra-Loji, Martha Arely Vargas-Alvarado, Luz Maria Valdez-de la Rosa, Jesus Vázquez-Hernández

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A challenge of automotive enterprises is to achieve a total implementation of Lean Thinking tools through the manufacturing processes. The Automotive Cluster of Nuevo Leon (CLAUT) in Mexico developed an instrument which evaluates the use of 23 tools distributed in five levels and 279 criterions to measure the maturity level of its member companies in the implementation of Lean Manufacturing tools. The instrument was made with the collaboration of three companies. This study has the objective to prove, redesign, and standardize this instrument by conducting three rounds of audits with external auditors to a case study in seven companies (OEM, Tier1, and Tier2). The main goal is to decrease the time of evaluation and to standardize it for it to be replicable in different companies of the same industry. The methodology selected was the PDCA cycle, and it was replicated twice. The redesign of the instrument was supported on a theoretical basis, using state of the art as BPM Maturity Model and Lean Enterprise Self-Assessment Tool (LESAT). The results of the audits allow to identify the practical implication of the assessment, and after two cycles led to the improvement of both the application method and the content of the instrument.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019
PublisherIEOM Society
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781532359507
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Event4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 23 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767


Conference4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, IEOM Society International.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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