Optimization of flexible body shop system

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dc.contributor.author El-Khalil, Raed
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-26T11:39:50Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-26T11:39:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-03-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7278
dc.description.abstract Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) have been utilized in order to allow manufacturers to react with speed and efficiency to market demand fluctuations. However, the ability to implement FMS can be limited by several constraints such as: substantial capital investment, facility space, labor issues, and material transportation. As one of the main automotive competitors, the sponsoring company has been looking for ways to improve the manufacturing flexibility of its body shop and maximize its return on investment. This research was performed to investigate several flexible body shop designs and find the optimal design that maximizes the return on investment. The current design at the sponsoring company, the Global Body Line (GBL), the combination of GBL and layered build, and the parallel system design concepts were analyzed, modeled, and simulated. The simulation results show that the GBL design concept coupled with the layered build process has superior performance in terms of throughput and overall system efficiency. In addition, it provides the highest flexibility, quality, cost savings, and return on investment. Therefore, it was proven to be the optimal flexible body shop design. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Engineering, Industrial en_US
dc.subject Engineering, Mechanical en_US
dc.title Optimization of flexible body shop system en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.author.degree PHD en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201005172 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc x, 104 p: ill en_US
dc.author.advisor Taraman, Khalil en_US
dc.author.advisor Taraman, Sanaa en_US
dc.keywords Applied sciences en_US
dc.keywords Discrete event simulation en_US
dc.keywords Flexible body shop en_US
dc.keywords Flexible manufacturing en_US
dc.keywords Global body line en_US
dc.keywords Layered-build process en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references en_US
dc.identifier.ctation El-Khalil, R. (2009). Optimization of Flexible body shop system. Lawrence Technological University. en_US
dc.author.email raed.elkhalil@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://search.proquest.com/docview/305050753?accountid=27870 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2514-1120 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lawrence Technological University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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