The impact of manufacturing complexity drivers on performance-a preliminary study

Suh Huah Leang, Wan Hasrulnizzam Wan Mahmood, Muhamad Arfauz A. Rahman

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Abstract

Manufacturing systems, in pursuit of cost, time and flexibility optimisation are becoming more and more complex, exhibiting a dynamic and nonlinear behaviour. Unpredictability is a distinct characteristic of such behaviour and effects production planning significantly. Therefore, this study was undertaken to investigate the priority level and current achievement of manufacturing performance in Malaysia's manufacturing industry and the complexity drivers on manufacturing productivity performance. The results showed that Malaysia's manufacturing industry prioritised product quality and they managed to achieve a good on time delivery performance. However, for other manufacturing performance, there was a difference where the current achievement of manufacturing performances in Malaysia's manufacturing industry is slightly lower than the priority given to them. The strong correlation of significant value for priority status was observed between efficient production levelling (finished goods) and finish product management while the strong correlation of significant value for current achievement was minimised the number of workstation and factory transportation system. This indicates that complexity drivers have an impact towards manufacturing performance. Consequently, it is necessary to identify complexity drivers to achieve well manufacturing performance.

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Process Plant Engineering 2017, ICMMPE 2017 - Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 22 Nov 201723 Nov 2017

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Process Plant Engineering 2017, ICMMPE 2017
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityBatu Ferringhi, Penang
Period22/11/201723/11/2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was co-funded under Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), FRGS Grant (FRGS/1/2016/TK03/FTK-AMC/F00324) and Zamalah Scholarship provided by Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM).

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© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

Copyright:
Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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