In this paper, we introduce a case study of modeling, analysis, and continuous improvement of a door production line at an automotive body shop using production systems engineering methods. Analytical models have been developed, and recursive procedures have been derived to evaluate line production rate. An arrow-based bottleneck analysis method is introduced to identify the bottlenecks, whose improvement can lead to the largest improvement in system performance. Such methods provide a quantitative tool for plant engineers and managers to operate and improve door production line to achieve high productivity, and are also applicable to other large volume manufacturing systems.
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Modeling, Analysis, and Improvement of Door Production Line at an Automotive Body Shop
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Zhao, C, & Li, J. "Modeling, Analysis, and Improvement of Door Production Line at an Automotive Body Shop." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference collocated with the 41st North American Manufacturing Research Conference. Volume 2: Systems; Micro and Nano Technologies; Sustainable Manufacturing. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. June 10–14, 2013. V002T04A007. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2013-1155
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