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Developing and testing an APP model for Air Spiralo

Krediet, A.C. (2016) Developing and testing an APP model for Air Spiralo.

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Abstract:This study focuses on the company Air Spiralo®, which is located in The Netherlands, Poland and Finland. The company is specialised in producing ventilation ducts and fittings for housing, utility and industry. The main production facility is located in Poland and operates according to the Make-to-Order strategy. As a result, the managers at the facility in The Netherlands have to make sure the production facility in Poland is manufacturing the right products as well as the correct quantities. Unfortunately, the managers at Air Spiralo® are not able to make a good tactical production plan since they currently only use the first three months of each demand forecast to calculate the production plan. As a result, the company has to cope often with insufficient labour capacity or high inventory levels as they are trying to follow the demand behaviour over the year. Based on this problem description, two research goals were drafted. First, this study mainly aims to find a production planning model, which is able to plan production on a tactical planning level and also include preferences and requirements mentioned by the managers at Air Spiralo®. Second, this study aims to use the production planning model to find the optimal production plan for the year 2016 and give some recommendations about the use of workers and/or machines at the manufacturing facility in Poland.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:30 exact sciences in general, 54 computer science, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
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