Implementation of group technology in local manufacturing industry

Rimes, C.R (2009) Implementation of group technology in local manufacturing industry. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The project is about the study on the implementation of Group Technology in the local manufacturing industry. Group Technology (GT) is a manufacturing philosophy that states if many problems are similar and that, by grouping similar problems, a single solution can be found to a set of problems, thus saving time and effort. GT concept emphasizes in reducing the dimension of the situation to be controlled. Instead of being functionally laid out, the factory is divided into smaller cells in such a way that each cell is equipped with all the machines and equipment needed to complete a particular family of components. In achieving the project objectives, mail survey was sent to 48 samples. Out of the 48 companies only 8 replied. Only one company was chosen as the case study for this research. The company involves in food processing and is located in Demak Laut Industrial Park. Observation and interview was done during the visit to the company to identify the possibility of implementing and integrating GT concept in terms of manufacturing processes and plant layout. A new plant layout was designed to be proposed to the company based on the observation done during the factory visit and interview. Objectives of the research and the proposal are achieved. Recommendations for the research are to expand the scope of the project to a wider area due to the insufficient sampling group which is suitable in Kuching. Information gathering should include follow-up calls being made to the sampling groups to speed up the reply process. It is also advised to choose local companies as the sampling group.

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2009.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industrial management,Management--Philosophy, manufacturing, 2009, Engineering, UNIMAS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, research, undergraduate, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2014 01:18
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2015 03:38
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/4547

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