AN INTEGRATED METHODOLOGY FOR LAYOUT DESIGN AND WORK ORGANISATION IN A FURNITURE MANUFACTURING PLANT

A. Sutcu, E. Tanritanir, B. Durmusoglu, H.I. Koruca

Abstract


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study aims to provide an integrated methodology for re-designing the layout and departmental organisation in a job shop environment. While several studies have discussed the specific re-design or re-organisation of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through simulation or mathematical models performing improvements, an integrated approach is rare. An integrated simulation-based methodology has been developed for simultaneously re-designing the layout and the departmental organisation of an SME manufacturing facility. A wooden chair manufacturing facility has been used as a case study. It is found that the developed methodology might be useful for other SME manufacturing firms, especially in the furniture industry.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Hierdie studie hou n getegreerde metodologie vir die herontwerp van uitleg en departementele rangskikking in n stukwerkwinkel voor. Terwyl verskeie studies die spesifieke herontwerp en herrangskikking van klein- en mediumgrootte ondernemings deur simulasie en wiskundige modelle probeer verbeter, is n getegreerde benadering raar. n Getegreerde simulasie-gebaseerde metodologie is ontwikkel en n vervaardigingsaanleg wat houtstoele produseer word as gevallestudie voorgehou. Die toepassing van die model word as nuttig beskou vir ander klein- tot mediumgrootte ondernemings in die meubelbedryf.


Keywords


job shop environment; re-design or re-organisation of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); SME manufacturing facility

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/22-1-42

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