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Title: Process performance analysis and layout optimization for a medium-sized manufacturing enterprise
Authors : Dietrich, Jürg
Heitz, Christoph
Proceedings: Needs and opportunities for Swiss industry
Pages : 1
Pages to: 9
Conference details: IPLnet Workshop: Needs and Opportunities for Swiss Industry, Böttstein, 6–7 September 2005
Publisher / Ed. Institution : IPLnet
Issue Date: 2005
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Manufacturing; Optimization; IDP
Subject (DDC) : 658.5: Production management
Abstract: For estimating the potential for process improvement for a medium-sized mechanical manufacturing enterprise, a study was performed. The goal was to identify potential for throughput time reduction and for improvement of the material handling by layout optimization of the factory. The study is based on statistical data analysis of historical order processing data.From these data, the flow of the orders through the production system as well as dynamical properties of the order flow like, e.g., waiting times at the working stations, was derived. The results show that there is a large potential for reduction of throughput time. The ratio of waiting times to processing times is quite large compared with reference values from analytical queuing systems and benchmarks. Based on the quantitive data of the order flow, both a manual and a numerical layout optimization was performed. With both methods, a significant reduction of the total transport way compared with the actual situation could be achieved. However, the numerical approach was significantly better than the manual approach.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design (IDP)
Publication type: Conference Paper
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-1887
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