Influence of Defect Rate Analysis on Production Planning: A System Dynamics Perspective

Kamath, Giridhar B and Prabhu, Aruna (2015) Influence of Defect Rate Analysis on Production Planning: A System Dynamics Perspective. Discovery - The International Daily journal, 27 (98). pp. 48-53. ISSN 2278 – 5469

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Abstract

Effective production planning has always been a threat to manufacturing plants. In this extremely competitive era, manufacturing firms are facing stiff competition in the market based on price, quality and reliability. Any factor that can be of some competitive advantage to the firm is well appreciated. A lot of research is done to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of the firms. Optimum inventory levels, well planned production rates, minimum delays and reduced breakdowns, can help in capacity utilization. In-process inspection carried out to identify the process deviations affecting the quality of the product, and the finished product inspections shows a firm’s commitment to quality standards. In these stages lot of products are accepted, rejected and repaired making it very difficult for the production department to plan the production activities. In this paper an attempt has been made to look in to the various reasons that causes the defects mainly focusing on men, machine, material and methods, and based on the interpretations a system dynamics model is developed to observe the rate of defects. This paper describes the way to plan the future production based on the presumed deviations which varies the rate of defects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality, defects, rejection, rework, acceptance, production, system dynamics
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 11:36
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2015 11:36
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143889

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