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The impact of a new filling line : a multi-scenario discrete event simulation at Company X

Platenkamp, T.J.W. (2019) The impact of a new filling line : a multi-scenario discrete event simulation at Company X.

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Abstract:At Company X a new filling line is bought, that replaces the current 5L and 10L filling lines. The SFVision is faster than the current 5L and 10L filling lines. This has a major impact on the production organization, but also on the flow of materials at the supplying and discharging departments such as mixing and inbound and outbound warehouses. Company X currently does not know what the impact of the new filling line is on the organization. The SFVision asked for an enormous investment and Company X wants to optimally use this filling line in combination with the existing filling lines. For this research we first define the following research question: What is the impact of the new filling line on the internal supply chain and how can Company X optimally use the new filling line, considering the available resources? The second motivation for this research is the urge to grow in the number of tonnages of 5L and 10L liquid cleaning products produced per year. It is unknown what happens to the supporting departments and what should be done to achieve growth when there is an increase in tonnage. This research gives insight into the bottlenecks that arise and how Company X should deal with these bottlenecks. For this research we define the second research question: How can we identify and elevate the bottleneck that arise, after growth in tonnage production on the new 5L and 10L filling line, considering the internal supply chain? To find the answers to the questions above, we create a Discrete Event Simulation (DES) model to find the impact of the SFVision on the internal supply chain and the impact of multiple future states. We create multiple interventions which we analyse by using the simulation model.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:01 general works, 50 technical science in general, 58 process technology, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79671
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