Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/172568
Authors: 
Rane, Arun B.
Sunnapwar, Vivek K.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of Industrial Engineering International [ISSN:] 2251-712X [Volume:] 13 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 347-355
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.
Subjects: 
Simulation
Optimization
Lean
Mathematical modeling
Line balancing
Output
Utilization
Efficiency
Cost constraint
Downtime
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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