Line balancing and performance improvements: A case study of a television assembly plant

Munisamy, Susila and Kok, Soak Chen (2007) Line balancing and performance improvements: A case study of a television assembly plant. Malaysian Journal of Science, 26 (Sp.). pp. 125-137. ISSN 1394-3065

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Official URL: https://mjs.um.edu.my/article/view/8735

Abstract

Ever-increasing customer demand and its' diversification necessitates organizations to respond by continuously increasing their production throughput and making changes in their production mix. An important strategy to increase productivity is to improve the efficiency of the production or assembly lines, so that production throughput can be increased close to the production capacity of the system. Line balancing can improve the efficiency of an assembly line. This paper focuses on the assembly line of a local television assembly plant. The objective of this study is to improve the efficiency of the television assembly line by assigning tasks to workstations to balance work across stations such as to minimise the number of works stations along the television assembly line, given the production rate or cycle time. We use a modified incremental utilisation heuristic to redesign the local television assembly plant and show that significant improvements in resource utilisation and reduction in operational costs can be achieved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assembly line; Line balancing; Mixed models; Production; Television
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2020 02:31
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2020 02:31
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/25468

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