Assembly line performance and modeling

Assembly line performance and modeling Automobile sector forms the backbone of manufacturing sector. Vehicle assembly line is important section in automobile plant where repetitive tasks are performed one after another at different workstations. In this thesis, a methodology is proposed to reduce cycle time and time loss due to important factors like equipment failure, shortage of inventory, absenteeism, set-up, material handling, rejection and fatigue to improve output within given cost constraints. Various relationships between these factors, corresponding cost and output are established by scientific approach. This methodology is validated in three different vehicle assembly plants. Proposed methodology may help practitioners to optimize the assembly line using lean techniques. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Industrial Engineering International Springer Journals

Assembly line performance and modeling

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
Subject
Engineering; Industrial and Production Engineering; Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk; Facility Management; Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing; Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering
ISSN
1735-5702
eISSN
2251-712X
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40092-017-0189-7
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Abstract

Automobile sector forms the backbone of manufacturing sector. Vehicle assembly line is important section in automobile plant where repetitive tasks are performed one after another at different workstations. In this thesis, a methodology is proposed to reduce cycle time and time loss due to important factors like equipment failure, shortage of inventory, absenteeism, set-up, material handling, rejection and fatigue to improve output within given cost constraints. Various relationships between these factors, corresponding cost and output are established by scientific approach. This methodology is validated in three different vehicle assembly plants. Proposed methodology may help practitioners to optimize the assembly line using lean techniques.

Journal

Journal of Industrial Engineering InternationalSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 2, 2017

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