Efficiency Improvement in the Assembly Line with the Application of Assembly Line Balancing Method
Akshay C Shettigar1, Hamritha S2, A Balakrishna3
1Akshay C Shettigar, Student, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru (Karnataka), India.
2Hamritha S, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru (Karnataka), India.
3A Balakrishna, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru (Karnataka), India.
Manuscript received on 21 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 August 2019 | PP: 848-853 | Volume-8 Issue-2S3 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B11590782S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1159.0782S319
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Abstract: The focus of this paper is on the improvement of the assembly line by means of assembly line balancing approaches. The assembly line balancing is about evenly distribution of the work load among the workstations without violating the precedence and cycle time specifications. The two-assembly line balancing tactics specifically Largest candidate rule method (LCR) and Kilbridge and Westercolumn method (KWC) are utilized to strengthen the efficiency of assembly line by minimizing the number of workstations and thereby reducing the balance delay of the assembly line.Line balancing is an effective method to enhance the throughput of assembly line by reducing non-value-added activities. The technique followed includes calculation of cycle time of the process, identifying the non –value-added activities, calculating overall work load on station and distribution of work load on each station by the method of line balancing. This paper broadens the productivity and effectivity of an Excavator Assembly line in ABC organization. Line balancing is used to measure the efficiency of the line and later used to measure the effectiveness of the proposed solution. Multiple approaches have been proposed based on the time study carried out. Evaluation of the outcomes of the proposed assembly line suggests that the line efficiency of the excavator’s assembly line is improved from 71.27% to 77.44%.
Keywords: About Assembly Line Balancing, Cycle Time Study, Non-Value Added Activities, Work Load.
Scope of the Article: Probabilistic Models and Methods