Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of material handling for a pharmaceutical factory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Stephen C. Graves.
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A sustainable and cost-effective material handling plan was developed in a pharmaceutical factory to support the rapidly growing production demand. Problem analysis was followed by the investigation of various solutions: automated guided vehicles, transfer cars, conveyors, Kanban redesign and additional forklift trucks. A return on investment (ROI) analysis was performed to justify the investment and implementation of Kanban redesign and the conveyors, which will provide sufficient capacity until year 2016. Transfer cars can be used when the demand for material handling further rises.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2008.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 60).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology