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Inspection station allocation in the production line by simulation: a case study

Bon, Abdul Talib and Rakiman, Umol Syamsyul (2013) Inspection station allocation in the production line by simulation: a case study. In: 6th Engineering Conference: energy and environment (ENCON2013), 2-4 July 2013, Kuching, Sarawak.


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This paper is an attempt to help a company to understand the effect of inspection station allocation in the production line and the effects on the production time. An attempt to reduce the number of the inspection station will be done as a proposed method to reduce the production time. The company has adopted accept defect and repair inspection policy and this policy should never be violated. The production line is first being analyzed in response to complaint through computer simulation. After that, the researcher tried different alternatives in the attempt to seek for the possible improvement in the layout or arrangement in the production line in regard of the inspection station allocation. The effect of different inspection station allocation layout is then being evaluated on the production time. After reducing the number of inspection station, interesting enough, the production time does not seem to decrease but increased. This finding contradicts the conventional thought of fewer stations means shorter time. This finding could help the managerial line of the company to understand the change that might take place and might help them making a better decision. This is also very helpful in real life practice in company as to help them improve their production time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: production line; inspection; promodel
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 01:22
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:45
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4048
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