Cylinder Block Machining Line – Throughput Improvement

February 3, 2023

Cylinder Block Machining Line – Throughput Improvement


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AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRYThroughput Improvement

Cylinder Block Machining Line - Throughput Improvement

Key Points

  • Validation of production capacity for a proposed line
  • Impact of gantry availability on production

Client's Challenge

  • Validate the proposed facility's ability to produce 29,500 cylinder
    blocks annually(14.8 JPH)
  • Minimize buffers while maintaining production above

PMI's Approach

  • Collection & Analysis of Data
  • Verification & Validation of Baseline Model
  • Identify the top 3 bottlenecks in the line
  • Perform experiments to analyze the impact on the throughput of:
    1. Buffers
    2. Gantry Availability

Findings & Recommendation

  • The proposed facility was capable of functioning at 16.5 JPH (Target: 14.8 JPH)
  • Predicted future bottlenecks in the system
  • Reduction in buffer size led to reduced production
  • Reduction in gantry availability did not significantly impact

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