Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Improving capacity utilization through material handling automation: a case study of a food processing plant.
Authors: Oladokun, V. O.
Eze, A. I
Keywords: Material handling,
System Development,
Capacity Uti tization.
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Besade Pub. Press in assocaition with the Nigerian Institute of Engineering Management
Abstract: This study is about the use of automated material handling system to eliminate bottlenecks on production line in order to achieve higher system capacity utilization. It was applied to the milling plant of a food processing company. Detailed study of the milling plant work system's parameters was carried out to give a basis for the selection of a suitable new transfer system. Facility layout analysis to determine floor space requirement as well as work system design analysis and cost/ benefits analysts were also used. A pneumatic conveyor system has been designed to replace manual handling in a critical portion of the flow line. Costs and benefits analysis indicate that an overall increase qf 30% in revenue at a cost of 8.4% increase in input resources is achievable if the proposed subsystem is installed. Productivity will also increase by 29% by the proposed automation.
ISSN: 1595-3610
Appears in Collections:scholarly works

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
(4)ui_art_oladokun_improving_2004.pdf1.75 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in UISpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.