Development of a Suitable Plant Layout using Computerised Relative Allocation of Facility Techniques
Priyaranjan Mallick1, Kamalakanta Muduli2, Jitendra Narayan Biswal3, John Pumwa4, Peter Oyekola5
1Priyaranjan Mallick, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar.
2Kamalakanta Muduli, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Papua New Guinea University of Technology.
3Jitendra Narayan Biswal, Department of Mechanical Engineering, DRIEMS, Odisha, India.
4John Pumwa, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Papua New Guinea University of Technology.
5Peter Oyekola, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Papua New Guinea University of Technology.
Manuscript received on 05 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 11 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 4956-4961 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B1070078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1070.078219
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Abstract: In contemporary technological developed scenario, the distinctive manufacturing industry involves large number of diversified accomplishments such as administration office, design office, sales & marketing office, production or manufacturing shops, inspection and assembly departments, and security office etc., organized as a unit with essential communication amenities. The ultimate goal of facility plan or layout problem is to reduce the cost of material flow by locating the office and departments within specified location. In this paper, the layout of a casting industry has been designed by means of Computerized Relative Allocation of Facilities Technique (CRAFT). The results shows that a reduction of 34.9% in the total distance travelled could be achieved with the new layout design that was developed using CRAFT algorithm.
Keywords: Facility Layout, CRAFT Algorithm, Plant Layout, Manufacturing, Production
Scope of the Article: Recent Trends & Developments in Computer Networks