Lean manufacturing has proved to optimise production costs and productivity by reducing wastage throughout all value chains within the factory ecosystem. As the nation gears for implementation of Industry 4.0, Lean programmes within business organisations become more important to achieve global competitiveness, as the fourth industrial revolution demands higher productivity.
To enhance the competitiveness and productivity of automotive vendors, MAI introduced two flagship programmes in line with the National Automotive Policy 2014, The Automotive Supplier Excellence Program (ASEP) and the MAI-Lean Production System (LPS) programme.
“MAI has worked closely with Proton, Perodua and local vendors to align themselves to our enhancement programs. Any improvements made will be translated back to their business plan,” said the CEO of MAI, Dato’ Madani Sahari during his speech in the Lean-Kaizen Conference 2018 which was held in Le Méridien Hotel, Putrajaya on the 16th of January.
Dato’ Madani further stated that the two-way communication between the vendors and the manufacturers boosted productivity levels of both parties, benefiting not only the large number of vendors that were participating in the program but also the consumers, due to the increase in output of products.
“The LPS system is implemented to increase the competitiveness of the automotive industry by improving the fundamentals of the manufacturing process within the automotive field in Malaysia.”