Simulation and analysis of material transport system in automotive industry area

Bahri, Azizi (2013) Simulation and analysis of material transport system in automotive industry area. Masters thesis, UTeM.

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Abstract

This research presents simulation analysis and suggestions for improvement of a material handling scenario in an automotive industry. The material handling technology studied here is in the form of forklifts movement. The methodology is developed based on the case study of PHN Industry Sdn.Bhd. In order to complete the goal set, the simulation approach was adjusted to the specified task. A simulation model of the existing system was developed and analysed to comprehend the state of the current manufacturing operations. The important aspect of the simulation was to illustrate by solving series of practical tasks to diagnose the problems, evaluate possible solutions and optimize the operations. The utilisation of workforce and waiting time at the various processes were analysed to identify the bottleneck issues in the system. A new proposal based on the findings of the simulation process that would improve the efficiency of the manufacturing activities was made. This will help the industry to determine the appropriate number and capacity to obtain more optimum working time. Based on the simulations, it was found that the use of existing materials transportation still has room for improvement. By adding the use of forklift in the zones that experienced high waiting time, increase in the efficiency of the material transportation system and reduces the waiting time for the movement of the work piece. A reduction time of 23 percent was in the working zones. The simulation improvements is in the productivity and reduction in term of amount time in material handling are more beneficial.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motor vehicles Materials, Space vehicles Materials
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions: Library > Tesis > FKP
Depositing User: Salleh Mohd Nor
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 04:40
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 04:40
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/14946
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