Improving Production Line Performance: A case study

Wan Mahmood, Wan Hasrulnizzam and Ab Rahman, Mohd Nizam and Md Deros, Baba and Abdul Ghani, Jaharah (2010) Improving Production Line Performance: A case study. In: 2010 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FRONTIERS OF MANUFACTURING AND DESIGN SCIENCE, 11-12, December 2010, Chongqing, China.

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A case-based research method was chosen with the aim to provide an exemplar of practice and test the proposition that the use of simulation can improve productivity. Three alternatives were performed by considering the aspects of operator, machine, and workstation to define productivity improvement alternatives for operation optimisation. The research determines the optimum result to improve the current operation system. The experiments on simulated and real data clearly indicate that the productivity improvement in the current performance can be achieved by re-allocating the number of operators and machines effectively instead of a combination. The paper presents a novel example of the use of simulation to estimate the production line performance. The paper highlights this method by addressing this operational issue and the likelihood of the success of the strategic decision to improve productivity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Management
Depositing User: Dr Wan Hasrulnizzam Wan Mahmood
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2014 06:50
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:15
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