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Real time handling system to enhance the productivity based on the layout improvement

Al Hazza, Muataz Hazza Faizi and Any Nabila, Bt Abu Bakar and Taha, Assem Hatem and Adesta, Erry Yulian Triblas (2016) Real time handling system to enhance the productivity based on the layout improvement. International Review on Modelling and Simulations (I.RE.MO.S.), 9 (6). pp. 459-463. ISSN 1974-9821

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Factory layout is one of the key factors that may increase the productivity and the production rate in industrial organizations. A suitable layout with online tracking system for the movement of final product, work in progress and inventory locations will enhance the material handling system. However, the development of new technologies such as Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) system and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) may help in improving the utilization of factory facilities. The aim of this research is to analyze the effect of using (AGV) system and (RFID) technology to track and trace the flow of more than one type of products in order to enhance and improve the utilization of the production line. In this research, the integration between two advanced technologies, AGV system and RFID technology, has been simulated using Delmia Quest software as one of the effective tools for the simulation of discrete events. The simulation was conducted using the AGV as handling system and the RFID as tracking system for each individual product. The results show the of the production rate and the utilization of all the machines. As a result, the idle time was decreased. In conclusion, both the AGV and RFID both have their own role to increase the productivity of the factory layout. Finally, this project will be tested by some modelling and simulation with the Delmia QUEST software.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6852/56138
Uncontrolled Keywords: AGV,RFID, factory layout,delmia Quest
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Muataz Hazza Alhazza
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 12:35
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 12:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56138

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