Determining the optimal operator allocation in SME's food manufacturing company using computer simulation and data envelopment analysis

Ruzanita Mat Rani, Wan Rosmanira Ismail, Asmahanim Ab Rahman

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Abstract

In a labor intensive manufacturing system, optimal operator allocation is one of the most important decisions in determining the efficiency of the system. In this paper, ten operator allocation alternatives are identified using the computer simulation ARENA. Two inputs; average wait time and average cycle time and two outputs; average operator utilization and total packet values of each alternative are generated. Four Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) models; CCR, BCC, MCDEA and AHP/DEA are used to determine the optimal operator allocation at one of the SME food manufacturing companies in Selangor. The results of all four DEA models showed that the optimal operator allocation is six operators at peeling process, three operators at washing and slicing process, three operators at frying process and two operators at packaging process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStatistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages102-112
Number of pages11
Volume1613
ISBN (Electronic)9780735412491
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventStatistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013 - Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 3 Dec 20135 Dec 2013

Other

OtherStatistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013
CountryMalaysia
CitySarawak
Period3/12/135/12/13

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food
manufacturing
computerized simulation
operators
slicing
peeling
labor
washing
packaging
cycles
output

Keywords

  • computer simulation
  • DEA
  • operator allocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Rani, R. M., Ismail, W. R., & Rahman, A. A. (2014). Determining the optimal operator allocation in SME's food manufacturing company using computer simulation and data envelopment analysis. In Statistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013 (Vol. 1613, pp. 102-112). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4894336

Determining the optimal operator allocation in SME's food manufacturing company using computer simulation and data envelopment analysis. / Rani, Ruzanita Mat; Ismail, Wan Rosmanira; Rahman, Asmahanim Ab.

Statistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013. Vol. 1613 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2014. p. 102-112.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rani, RM, Ismail, WR & Rahman, AA 2014, Determining the optimal operator allocation in SME's food manufacturing company using computer simulation and data envelopment analysis. in Statistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013. vol. 1613, American Institute of Physics Inc., pp. 102-112, Statistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013, Sarawak, Malaysia, 3/12/13. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4894336
Rani RM, Ismail WR, Rahman AA. Determining the optimal operator allocation in SME's food manufacturing company using computer simulation and data envelopment analysis. In Statistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013. Vol. 1613. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2014. p. 102-112 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4894336
Rani, Ruzanita Mat ; Ismail, Wan Rosmanira ; Rahman, Asmahanim Ab. / Determining the optimal operator allocation in SME's food manufacturing company using computer simulation and data envelopment analysis. Statistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013. Vol. 1613 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2014. pp. 102-112
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