UMP Institutional Repository

Design and optimization of small scale factory manufacturing system

Lee, Wen Yin (2009) Design and optimization of small scale factory manufacturing system. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


Download (1MB)


Investigation on manufacturing system of small scale factory has been carried out in this project. The main manufacturing system focused in this thesis is the factory layout. Poor layout design is determine as a major problem contribution in small scale factory. It will affect the productivity and also line efficiency. Through the study aim is to propose new layout to the factory to improve the productivity and reduce the waste to get more profit so that they can survive even facing competition from bigger factory. This study starts with selection of a suitable factory to be the case study target. After that, visit the factory and identify the problems that occur in the factory layout that affect the productivity of the factory. Get all the data needed and redesign the factory layout to improve productivity of the factory. Simulate the layout using computer aided tools to know the effectiveness of the new layout design. In this study, the application of computer aided tools is Witness software. Two layouts are designed to improve the productivity of the factory. Manual calculation is used to calculate the data get from the factory before insert into software. Mean time and worker efficiency is calculated to improve the accuracy of the simulation result. Productivity and line efficiency of the layout is get from the result to know the performance of the layout. Propose layout 2 can contribute 16.5% increment of productivity compares to original layout and 14.4% of productivity compares to propose layout 1. Propose layout 2 can get higher value of productivity and line efficiency so propose layout 2 is a better layout that can increase the performance of the factory.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Additional Information: For FULL TEXT, email Enclosed with full name, institution, country, position (student, lecturer, researcher or others) and the purpose of obtaining full text thesis.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Factories
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Rosfadilla Mohamad Zainun
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2011 02:09
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 07:49
Download Statistic: View Download Statistics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item