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Improvements in Production Layout and Internal Logistics

Wichink, R.H.J. (2019) Improvements in Production Layout and Internal Logistics.

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Abstract:This report is the result of a research at Super B to give an advice on redesigning the layout and logistical movements within the production facility. Super B is a producer of lithium batteries. Super B has experienced a large growth over the past years, and it is expected that the rapid growth continues. In past expansions of the production environment, stations were duplicated next to the other, material supply got doubled, etc. All without a redesign of layout or production planning. In addition, due to the fast changing market Super B operates in, new product lines need to be operational in the near future. The goal of the research is to minimize the total travel distance by first determining the layout of the production facility and secondly by redesigning the logistical material flows and practices, while keeping future changes in account. This study offers: long term forecasts with limited data; an extensive research towards improvements in internal logistics using Kanban; and a future ready layout plan.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:55 traffic technology, transport technology, 58 process technology
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
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