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Assessing the impact of variability on the performance of the X production line

Temmink, Wout (2020) Assessing the impact of variability on the performance of the X production line.

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Abstract:Company Y is a production plant with its own R&D development center that is currently producing electrical switchgear products that are used throughout the entire power grid. The production process of one of their main products, the highly customizable X Medium voltage switch gear system is not always performing up to standard. The X production line is a complex system that can be divided into two sections; the standard section and the special section.. The main research goal is: gaining quantitative information on the influence of different sources of variability on the performance of the special section. Researching this will enable the possibility to effectively study the effects of alternative production line lay-outs on the performance of the production line, and in the process the effects of these sources will hopefully be lessened. The root causes for variability can roughly be divided into three categories namely: Rework, Process time variability and Production order mix. To lessen the effects of the sources of variability mentioned above and thus improve the performance of the production line several recommendations are made. The main recommendations to Company Y is to change the lay-out of the X production line.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:31 mathematics, 58 process technology, 83 economics
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management BSc (56994)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82713
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