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Investigation of effect of machine layout on productivity and utilization level: what if simulation approach

Bourini, Islam Faisal and Al Hazza, Muataz Hazza Faizi and Taha, Assem Hatem (2018) Investigation of effect of machine layout on productivity and utilization level: what if simulation approach. International Journal of Engineering Materials and Manufacture, 3 (1). pp. 32-40.

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Designing and selecting the material handling system is a vital factor for any production line, and as result for the whole manufacturing system. Poor design and unsuitable handling equipment may increase the risk of having bottlenecks, longer production time and as a result the higher total production cost. One of the useful and effective tools are using “what if” simulation techniques. However, this technique needs effective simulation software. The main objective for this research is to simulate different types of handling system using what if scenario. To achieve the objective of the research, Delmia Quest software has been used to simulate two different systems: manual system and conveyers system for the same production line and analyses the differences in terms of utilization and production rate. The results obtained have been analysed and appraised to induce the bottleneck locations, productivity and utilizations of the machines and material handling systems used in the design system. Finally, the best model have been developed to increase the productivity, utilizations of the machines, material handling systems and to minimize the bottleneck locations.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6852/64271
Uncontrolled Keywords: Handling systems, What if simulation, Productivity, Utilization, Delmia Quest
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering.
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: 28 Jun 2018 17:07
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2018 17:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64271

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