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Guideline for improving capacity of a job shop based on selected performance measures

Salehun, Md Amirul Khair and Md. Tap, Masine and Mohamed Shaharoun, Awaluddin (2005) Guideline for improving capacity of a job shop based on selected performance measures. Jurnal Teknologi A (43A). pp. 87-104. ISSN 0127-9696

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Abstract

Manufacturing companies are required to fulfill customer’s driven imperatives such as on time delivery as well its own requirements such as high machine utilisation and low work in process. In order to achieve these, manufacturers need to adopt the right manufacturing strategy. Selecting the right manufacturing strategies will improve its capability to meet its customers demand as well as its ovvn limitations. This research identifies five strategies that a job shop may adopt to achieve flexibility in meeting demand. The five strategies ranges from the basic strategy of having a complete set of single–operation machines to flexible multi–operation machines. Each strategy is evaluated and a set of guideline is proposed. The results show that when job tardiness and work–in–process is the performance criteria, the duplication strategy is the best. However, if the performance criteria is machine utilisation, then the best strategy is the replacement strategy.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Performance measures, job shop, manufacturing strategy
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:7017
Deposited By: Dr Abd Rahim Abu Bakar
Deposited On:15 Dec 2008 08:04
Last Modified:15 Oct 2010 05:11

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