PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCEMENT OF KNUCKLE JOINT USING-FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM (A CASE STUDY)

Mugdha Shrivastava, Trapti Dubey, & Sharma
unpublished
The knuckle joint developed at M/s. Shri Ram College of Engineering & Management, Banmore, is manufactured in a small scale industry in a batch production of fifty pieces. The machines deployed for the production are efficient & good for producing the parts of joint and assembling them, even though the productivity was low. The reason behind it was the idle time of machine, movement of under production part (work in process inventory) is high due to lack of proper layout and unbalancing line
more » ... unbalancing line conditions and finally the involvement of direct labour on the floor. As a result of which the production was okay, but the productivity was low. These all factors were calling for an effective system to increase the productivity, thereby raising the profitability and reduce the lead time to minimum. Flexible Manufacturing System is introduced then to gain the win on uncontrolled parameters. We employed a closed sequential loop type FMS to control the productivity in an optimum way.
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