Assembly Line Efficiency Improvement by Using WITNESS Simulation Software

Ahmad Shah Hizam, Md. Yasir and N. M. Zuki, N. M. (2018) Assembly Line Efficiency Improvement by Using WITNESS Simulation Software. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, The 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Manufacturing Systems and the 3rd International Manufacturing Engineering Conference , 7-8 December 2017 , Yogyakarta, Indonesia. pp. 1-11., 319 (012004). ISSN 1757-899X

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In the nowadays-competitive world, efficiencies and the productivity of the assembly line are essential in manufacturing company. This paper demonstrates the study of the existing production line performance. The actual cycle time observed and recorded during the working process. The current layout was designed and analysed using Witness simulation software. The productivity and effectiveness for every single operator are measured to determine the operator idle time and busy time. Two new alternatives layout were proposed and analysed by using Witness simulation software to improve the performance of production activities. This research provided valuable and better understanding of production effectiveness by adjusting the line balancing. After analysing the data, simulation result from the current layout and the proposed plan later been tabulated to compare the improved efficiency and productivity. The proposed design plan has shown an increase in yield and productivity compared to the current arrangement. This research has been carried out in company XYZ, which is one of the automotive premises in Pahang, Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: WITNESS Simulation Software; manufacturing company; assembly line
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2018 08:32
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2018 08:32
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