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Productivity Improvement in Automotive Component Company using Line Balancing

Muhammad FikriAlif Dzulkarnain and Wan Emri Wan Abdul Rahaman

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 25, Issue S, April 2017

Keywords: Automotive industry, line balancing, production efficiency

Published on: 21 Dec 2017

One of the issues found in small and medium industry is the poor layout design affecting its productivity and line efficiency. In automotive industries, more attention should be given in improving assembly line to increase productivity. This paper presents application of line balancing at the accelerator and brake pedal assembly line at a small and medium automotive industry. Research methodology employed in this study includes time study, visualising cycle time based on Yamazumi Chart, distribution of workload on each workstation using line balancing based on the current takt time and re-layouting the assembly line. All the proposed layouts are assessed using commercially available software, DELMIA Quest to evaluate the robustness based on parameters such as fluctuation in demand, availability of the machine, and operator capacity. Finally, the outputs presented include reduction in manpower, maximum utilisation of manpower, as well as machine and minimum total production cost. This will lead to productivity improvement of the assembly line.

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