An Application of Lean Six Sigma Logistics for an Improvement for Supplies Warehouse in a Body & Paint Repairing Center

  • Natthapong Nanthasamreong Faculty of Industrial Technology, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University
  • Pornnapa Payatham Faculty of Industrial Technology, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University, Ubon Ratchathani
  • Maneerat Suwandee Faculty of Industrial Technology, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University, Ubon Ratchathani
Keywords: Lean Six Sigma Logistics, Inventory Management, Warehouse Management, Warehouse Layout


This research aimed to study the working condition and apply the lean six sigma logistics concept in controlling and reducing cost in a supplies warehouse of the body & paint repairing center. The defining and measuring of initial condition result revealed that there were waiting wastes and excessive colors requisition. After analyzing the problems, the root causes of problem were inappropriate warehouse managing and lack of working standards. Therefore, the processes were improved by re-layout of warehouse areas and used the location identification banners as a visual control standard. In addition, the color mixing standard of operation for painting technician was established. The improvement results revealed that supplies requisition time reduced 100.18 seconds (40.32 %) and average total cost of painting colors reduced 5,135.90 Baht per car (22.13 %) or can reduce 1,540,770 Baht per year.


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Author Biography

Natthapong Nanthasamreong, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University

Publications & Conferences

Natthapong Nanthasamroeng. Multimodal Transportation Model for Tourism Logistics from Thailand to Laos via Chong-Mek Border. Proceedings of the 3rd Sharing of Teaching and Research Experiences (STRE2015);2015 November 5; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.2015.pp20.

Natthapong Nanthasamroeng, Kriangsak Rukpukdee Kiatisak Pranet and Pawinyada Boonrom .(2014). “Simulated Annealing with Multiple Cooling Pattern for Location-Routing Problem: A Case Study in Block Rubber Plant in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand”. Proceeding of papers in UBRUIRC2014. 12-15 March 2014. Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University,THAILAND.

Natthapong Nanthasamroeng. (2013). “Logistics Optimization for Locating Ethanol Plant in the Northeastern of Thailand”. Proceeding of papers in International Symposium STRE2013. 17 September 2013. Hue University, College of Foreign Language. Vietnam.

Natthapong Nanthasamroeng. Location Analysis for Emergency Medical Service Vehicle in Sub District Area. 2012. Industrial Engineering & Management Systems 11(4) pp 339-345.

Natthapong Nanthasamroeng. Multi-Agent Simulated Quenching for Location Problem: A Case Study in the Emergency Medical Service”. Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Intelligence Manufacturing and Logistics Systems (IML2012), 18-22 February 2012,UbonRatchathani, Thailand.

Natthapong Nanthasamroeng.“A survey of safety condition in the school’s playground in UbonRatchathani municipal area”. Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Developing Real-Life Learning Experiences. 11 May 2012. King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok.

Natthapong Nanthasamroeng and Rapeepan Pitakaso. (2012). “A Comparison of ILS and VNS Heuristics for Multi-Stages and Multi-ObjectivesLocation-routing Problem”. Proceeding of the Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference 2012.Phuket,Thailand: 1876-1885.


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