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Optimization of intermediate storage size in a production process subjected to Variable customer demands for an efficient material Utilization.: A case study on the production process at SKF
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Intermediate storage system optimization is an essential aspect which this report tends to look

upon and putting effort on improving operating efficiency then reducing the capital cost of

batch/ semi-continuous or flow production process by looking at the extent of estimating the

figures of boxes that are made to be in the intermediate storage system through evaluations.

Additionally, intermediate storage can reduce the effects of process parameter variations, such

as recipe inaccuracies and operator errors, in which process operations are particularly visible.

In a channel of operations, where there are many amount of shift that are inevitable to pass

through in order to complete production process to get a finished product. Hence, longer

operating horizon, process variations must include a measurable parameter, either shorter or

longer to avoid failure of meeting product specification and limitation of meeting end users

specification. Intermediate storage system as a back-up function in case of some sudden

failure within the production line

In this thesis, it is notable to make an amendment, as a way of knowing the accuracy of boxes

of bearing work-piece that will be maintaining a certain intermediate storage system to feed

the next shift of workstation in a continuous process with accurate or known estimated

number of work-piece in a role, until the final product is been made.

Hence, in this research, there are many theory that were adopted to give a clear view of what

will be obtainable in the whole research both in empirical finding to have a definite result.

To achieve the above goal this thesis followed a steps to fulfil its objective. Steps 1 and 2

were to know the strategic plans as well as operating methods through theory also, to know

the production line balancing to have a view of time measured through the theory. Step 3 and

4 adoptions of theory and empirical finding to calculate, productivity through the source of

cycle time, as well as facility plan and to give analysis of intermediate storage system, in

optimization of production line to make a work flow achievable at the end, to meet the

customers demand.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 70 p.
Keyword [en]
Production processes, Optimizing Storage system, Production Cycle time, Operation
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38620OAI: diva2:772129
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Subject / course
Mechanical Engineering
Educational program
Mechanical Engineering Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-12-16 Created: 2014-12-16 Last updated: 2014-12-16Bibliographically approved

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