MANAGING QUALITY AND LEAD TIME UNCERTAINTIES USING COMPONENT COMMONALITY IN A PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT

Wazed, M. A. and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Yusoff, Nukman (2009) MANAGING QUALITY AND LEAD TIME UNCERTAINTIES USING COMPONENT COMMONALITY IN A PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT. Engineering e-Transaction , 4 (1). pp. 21-34. ISSN 1823-6379

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Abstract

Uncertainty is inevitable in manufacturing. Uncertainties like quality and lead time extensively affect the competitive outcomes of the system. For their statistically unpredictable nature and due to complex interrelationships between resources and operations, they have varied effects in manufacturing. Many factors of uncertainty have been reported in literatures. Component commonality is the use of same type of components in different levels of product structure. In different manufacturing settings, parts commonalities occur in their own ways or can be planned for their preferred occurrences. The main objectives of this article are: i) to augment the understanding of uncertainty factors and commonality, (ii) to explore the commonality indices and pertinent measuring tools in manufacturing resource planning, and (iii) to instigate fruitful solutions for managing cutthroat outputs under quality and lead time uncertainties in production/manufacturing system where component commonality is applied. This paper is based on a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the recent literatures on uncertainty and commonality in manufacturing resource planning models. It is observed that the use of common components for different products and in different levels in production/manufacturing environment can dampen quality and lead time uncertainties to some extent.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality, Component, Environment
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Depositing User: MS SITI NUR ATIKAH MOHAMAD RUSDI
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 02:58
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2013 02:58
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1297

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