Study for balance rate of a machining line

Author(s): Xibin Xie, Ling Pei

To achieve the target of Lean Manufacturing and JIT Production and reduce the cost, the balance rate was a key factor used to evaluate the efficiency of a production line balancing.At first, the current status of the machining line was investigated and simulated, and secondly the bottleneck steps were found out, then the project for an optimal target value was laid out. Lastly, a series of standard operating steps were implemented and the effect until the desire results was achieved. Then the balance rate was improved. As the simulating result shown, the case was improved both in productivity and quality, and wasting was reduced on the aspects of staff, time, equipment and operator.

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