Reorganizing dispatching layout to minimize dispatching time at apparel industry

Nor Asmaa Alyaa, Nor Azlan (2014) Reorganizing dispatching layout to minimize dispatching time at apparel industry. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka.

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Reorganizing a layout entails a massive adjustment to current layout and because of that reason, thorough planning in essential before a new layout implementation. This project is to reorganize current layout at dispatching area of a manufacturing industry which produces apparel products. Current arrangement at the dispatching area of the company shows an interrupted flow path of activities and scattered of queued cartons at some area of activities in the dispatching line which brought to other issues such as operator takes time to search due to no storage identification and classification. As for that, this project aims on to identify problem in current arrangement of dispatching department layout, then analyze the dispatching department layout problem using simulation and propose an alternative layout of dispatching department that reduces current dispatching time. The project methodology consists of three divisions namely, carrying out data collection, analyzing data and performing Witness simulation study and developing alternative arrangement. Based on the findings, total dispatching time of current layout consumes 30.77 minutes to complete one dispatching job with distance travel of 162.83 meters. Alternative is developed with three steps whereby first is arranging the layout according to sequence of activities. Then, determining space requirement and lastly conducting storage planning. By reorganizing the arrangement of the layout, the dispatching time has reduced by 32.79%, which the alternative layout consumes only 20.68 minutes to complete one dispatching job with shorter distance travel of 109.44 meters.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clothing trade, Management
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Divisions: Library > Tesis > FKP
Depositing User: Norziyana Hanipah
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 07:30
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 16:00
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