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The study of production performance of water heater manufacturing by using simulation method

Iqbal, Mohammad and Bamatraf, Abdullah Omar Abdullah and Tadjuddin, Muhammad (2018) The study of production performance of water heater manufacturing by using simulation method. In: 2nd International Conference on Nuclear Technologies and Sciences, ICoNETS 2017, 12 -13 October 2017, Makassar; Indonesia.

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In industrial companies, as demand increases, decision-making to increase production becomes difficult due to the complexity of the model systems. Companies are trying to find the optimum methods to tackle such problems so that resources are utilized and production is increased. One line system of a manufacturing company in Malaysia was considered in this research. The Company produces several types of water heater and each type went into many processes, which was divided into twenty six sections. Each section has several operations. The main type of the product was 10G water heater which is produced most compare to other types, hence it was taken under consideration to be studied in this research. It was difficult to find the critical section that could improve the productions of the company. This research paper employed Delmia Quest software, Distribution Analyser software and Design of Experiment (DOE software) to simulate one model system taken from the company to be studied and to find the critical section that will improve the production system. As a result, assembly of inner and outer tank section were found to be the bottleneck section. Adding one section to the bottleneck increases the production rate by four products a day. The buffer size is determined by the experiment was six items.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6652/65415
Uncontrolled Keywords: Production performance; Water heater manufacturing; Simulation method
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH7005 Heating and ventilation
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP200 Manufacture and use of chemicals
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Engku Norulizati Engku Aziz
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2019 12:34
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2019 12:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65415

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