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Planning and designing of a production facility layout: An efficient framework in a manufacturing process setting

Cheng, Kok Meng and Ramli, Razamin and Ang, Chooi Leng (2010) Planning and designing of a production facility layout: An efficient framework in a manufacturing process setting. In: The 2nd International Conference on Arab-Malaysian Islamic Global Business and Entrepreneurship (2nd AMGBE), 20-24 Mac 2010, Jordan and Syria. (Unpublished)

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Manufacturing companies are continuously evaluating new concepts new concepts and strategies and changing their production systems to gain a competitive edge domestic and global markets. On of the important areas of concern in order to obtain a competitive level of productivity in a manufacturing systems is the layout design and material transportation system (conveyor system). Conveyor systems are used widespread across a range of industries due to their numerous benefits. However, changes in customer's requirements may trigger the need to design other alternatives by re-layout the existing production floor to minimize the space allocation. Hence, this paper discusses effective alternatives of manufacturing process layout. All constraints or criteria involve in the layout problem are identified and described. Subsequently, a framework of an effective and efficient layout design is proposed with the objective to increase the production output and minimize space allocation at the same time. This efficient planning and designing of facility layout in a particular manufacturing setting is expected to minimize material handling cost, minimize overall production time, minimize investment in equipment, and optimize utilization of space.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by UUM College of Business (UUM COB)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facility layout problem, manufacturing process layout, conveyor systems, business operations
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Juwita Johari
Date Deposited: 22 May 2011 01:37
Last Modified: 30 May 2016 07:12

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