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Applications of Lean Tools in a Small-Scale Dairy Farm

Applications of Lean Tools in a Small-Scale Dairy Farm
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Author(s): Guilherme Andrade Ussuna (São Paulo State University, Brazil), Eduardo Guilherme Satolo (São Paulo State University, Brazil) and Priscilla A. B. Mac-Lean (São Paulo State University, Brazil)
Copyright: 2023
Pages: 19
Source title: Cases on Lean Thinking Applications in Unconventional Systems
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Eduardo Guilherme Satolo (São Paulo State University, Brazil) and Robisom Damasceno Calado (Fluminense Federal University, Brazil)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5185-4.ch001


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Lean production is recognized as an administrative approach associated with a minimization or constant waste system that reduces production and the lean production system. Implementation through tools help various areas of the organization. Although conceptually disseminated and applied in various sectors of the economy, publications in the agribusiness sector are scarce. This chapter presents the results of the application of és lean, action research carried out with a small-scale dairy producer. Through the use of lean tools, such as a flowchart, Ishikawa diagrams, value stream mapping, and the PDCA cycle, it was possible to guide a set of improvements in the property under study, adding profitability gains.

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