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Improvement in Plant Layout Using Material Handling Technique

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 5)

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Page : 1469-1472

Keywords : Material Handling; Travel Chart; Total Quality Management; Quality control; Plant Layout;

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The work in the present paper is based on study conducted in a medium job type small scale industry located at Pune, Maharashtra, which manufactures couplings. While manufacturing the parts, there is one modes of material handling that is with the help of trolley. The Existing Plant Layout of the Company has been designed in such a way that there is no optimum utilization of the resources. Travel Chart Technique is applied to minimize wastes of time, manpower and money and to generate higher profits for the same work from the same resources .Two improved layout have been developed by considering the material handling costs , First Improved layout is developed by making only one change [ Assembly Section ( f) and Fabrication ( g ) are interchanged their positions ] to existing layout , This reduces the materials handling costs by Rs.136 per day , Second Improvement layout is developed by making one more change [ Fabrication section ( g ) and Machine shop- 2 ( c ) are interchanged their positions ]. It reduces the material handling costs by Rs.364.625 per day.

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