Browse By Repository:

 
 
 
   

Enhancing efficiency of die exchange process through single minute of exchanging die at a textile manufacturing company in Malaysia

Ibrahim, Mohamad Amran and Mohamad, Effendi and Arzmi, Muhammad Hazwan and A Rahman, Muhamad Arfauz and Saptari, Adi and Shibghatullah, Abdul Samad and Sulaiman, Mohd Amri and Md Ali, Mohd Amran (2015) Enhancing efficiency of die exchange process through single minute of exchanging die at a textile manufacturing company in Malaysia. Journal of Applied Sciences. pp. 456-464. ISSN 1812-5654

[img] PDF
456-464.pdf

Download (867Kb)

Abstract

The main idea of this research work is to demonstrate the benefit of the Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) tool in waste elimination. An initiative involving a selected textile manufacturing company in Malaysia and University Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) has been undertaken to support the study. Throughout this initiative, SMED was introduced to improve the time - consuming changeover process at the stamping machine of the chosen textile manufacturing company. This study was conducted based on the SMDE's framework introduced by Shigeo Shingo through the process of data collection, analysis and evolution. It involves conversation of some internal activities to external activities, usage of a jig in mold alignment as well as the creation of a new system to assist pressure settings at the stamping machine. Prior to the implementation, the initial recorded average changeover time of the stamping machine had been significantly reduced to 223.15 min which represent a changeover time saving of 25.62%. In conclusion, the initiative appears to be feasible in demonstrating the benefit of SMED implementation especially in the textile manufacturing company.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: die exchange process, textile manufacturing
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Industrial Computing
Depositing User: Dr Abdul Samad Shibghatullah
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2015 08:27
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:36
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/14107

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year