Suitability Assessment of Lean Kitting Assembly through Fuzzy Based Simulation Model

B. Vijaya Ramnath, C. Elanchezhian, Dr. R. Kesavan
2010 International Journal of Computer Applications  
The success of an industry depends on its product"s quality, cost and delivery time. So, now a days all manufacturers are trying to implement new manufacturing methods for their production process. In this paper, an attempt has been made to find the suitability of new assembly method known as Lean Kitting assembly for a leading two wheeler manufacturer in India. Lean Kitting means supplying assembly station with kit of components. Even though lot of Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) models
more » ... ike AHP, ANP and PVA are available, a Fuzzy Based Simulation (FBS) model is necessary to assure the suitability by considering important factors and simulate the factors with data given by the experts in those fields. This paper mainly focused on the modeling of a "Fuzzy Based Simulation" for finding the suitability of the Lean Kitting system by considering the following important factors: Work In Process inventory, Floor space required, operator walking distance. Keywords Lean Kitting assembly, Fuzzy Based Simulation (FBS), work in process inventory, floor space required, operator walking distance.
doi:10.5120/795-1129 fatcat:4m6we5bwhnbztlkic3ixsgll4q