Continuous Flow in Labour-Intensive Manufacturing Process

Jhonny Pacheco, Eduardo Carbajal, Cesar Stoll

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A continuous-flow manufacturing represents the peak of standard production, and usually it means high production in a strict line production. Furthermore, low-tech industry demands high labour-intensive, in this context the efficient of the line production is tied at the job shop organization. Labour-intensive manufacturing processes are a common characteristic for developing countries. This research aims to propose a methodology for production planning in order to fulfilment a variable monthly production quota. The main idea is to use a clock as orchestra director in order to synchronize the rate time (takt time) of customer demand with the manufacturing time. In this way, the study is able to propose a stark reduction of stock in process, over-processing, and unnecessary variability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012019
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 29 Jun 2017
Event2017 4th International Conference on Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies, ICMIT 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 27 May 201729 May 2017


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