Improving production line performance: A case study

Wan Hasrulnizzam Wan Mahmood, Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman, Baba Md Deros, Jaharah A Ghani

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
Pages4136-4140
Number of pages5
Volume44-47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2010 International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science, ICFMD2010 - Chongqing
Duration: 11 Dec 201012 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume44-47
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other2010 International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science, ICFMD2010
CityChongqing
Period11/12/1012/12/10

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Keywords

  • Performance analysis
  • Production line
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Mahmood, W. H. W., Ab Rahman, M. N., Md Deros, B., & A Ghani, J. (2011). Improving production line performance: A case study. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 44-47, pp. 4136-4140). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 44-47). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.44-47.4136

Improving production line performance : A case study. / Mahmood, Wan Hasrulnizzam Wan; Ab Rahman, Mohd Nizam; Md Deros, Baba; A Ghani, Jaharah.

Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 44-47 2011. p. 4136-4140 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 44-47).

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

Mahmood, WHW, Ab Rahman, MN, Md Deros, B & A Ghani, J 2011, Improving production line performance: A case study. in Applied Mechanics and Materials. vol. 44-47, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 44-47, pp. 4136-4140, 2010 International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science, ICFMD2010, Chongqing, 11/12/10. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.44-47.4136
Mahmood WHW, Ab Rahman MN, Md Deros B, A Ghani J. Improving production line performance: A case study. In Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 44-47. 2011. p. 4136-4140. (Applied Mechanics and Materials). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.44-47.4136
Mahmood, Wan Hasrulnizzam Wan ; Ab Rahman, Mohd Nizam ; Md Deros, Baba ; A Ghani, Jaharah. / Improving production line performance : A case study. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 44-47 2011. pp. 4136-4140 (Applied Mechanics and Materials).
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