Maruti Manufacturing Case Study

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Manufacturing: Maruti Suzuki India limited has been successful in building up an efficient and effective manufacturing system which allows it to produce 14,50,000 vehicles annually that means on an average two vehicles roll out of the factory every minute. Maruti was one of the first automobile company in the world to obtain ISO 9001:2000 certification. The PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) approach and target control are used as the underlying theme for all process in the manufacturing activity being followed by Maruti. In the PDCA cycle they plan by setting a target and timeline, dividing into action plan with value to each factor/element. After planning they do the standard operation as decided. A Gap analysis is then performed to check whether…show more content…
Another line has a machine shop and engine assembly shop. Both these lines meet at the assembly shop after which the car goes for the final inspection. In the press shop cutting, moulding and coating takes place. The weld shops has three welding shop with 122 six-robots and 25 in-house manufactured two-to-four-axis robots. The welding shop consists of spot welding, sub assembly and final welding units. The paint shop has a pre-treatment, primer coating and final coating sub shops. The work done in final coating is the baking…show more content…
Maruti believes that it is big ideas that make a difference to one’s life. They 're what powers the Maruti Suzuki philosophy of cars for a ‘Big Future’. It 's the cornerstone of all that they do, be it a more aerodynamic shell for a concept car, or a better way to recycle wastewater at their plants. It 's what drives the R&D efforts of their team of over 1000 engineers and service quality across all Maruti Suzuki dealers and service centers in India. Today, working shoulder to shoulder with Team Suzuki, its R&D team has added many achievements to its portfolio: • 36 new and refreshed Maruti Suzuki models launched in India in the last six years. • Three integrated plants with flexible assembly line producing 9 base models in over 50 variants. • Created a superior Maruti Suzuki Swift, already one of India 's most loved cars. The new avatar of Maruti Suzuki Swift was mounted on a new platform with new features and offering superior fuel efficiency. • Some of the most fuel efficient petrol cars in India come with the Maruti Suzuki badge. Even better, their efficiency seems to further improve with a face-lift every few years • The in-line plant layout consisting of Casting, Machining and Assembly processes designed in such a manner which provides high level of automation, effective material handling and inventory reduction
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