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dc.contributor.advisorMcDonald, Thomas N.
dc.contributor.advisorGracia, Marco Lara
dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Gilbert
dc.contributor.authorOdeh, Hasan Nizar
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-09T18:13:48Z
dc.date.available2019-12-09T18:13:48Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12419/420
dc.descriptionThesis available in Rice Library University Archives and Special Collection.
dc.description.abstractThe project discussed in this document focuses on SRG Evansville's first introduction of Flexible Manufacturing Cell for the U222 and U228 project in terms of assembly of components. The focus revolves around designing and project management of the first robotics machine cell to enter the plant. The workcell was designed for future expansion and capital cost reductions when compared to the current state of assembly production. The workcell was designed to build two separate finished goods; the grille for the Lincoln Navigator and the grille for the Ford Expedition. The research that supplemented this project discussed the advantages of Flexible Manufacturing Cells (FMC) and was linked to the application at hand. Also, the design of standard work through predetermined time study was analyzed along with the layout planning for the new production system. The document discussed the current method of production that involves stand-alone machines that are operated manually by operators, the financial impact, and process for the current machines. The document also described the new process for requesting vendor quotes that resulted from the project along with all the projected cycle times for the workcell. Financial analysis in terms of Present Worth and Breakeven Analysis were conducted to determine the feasibility of the options and the method for choosing the selected vendor for fabrication. The machine was awarded to an outside vendor and project management tools were used to track progress and begin development of the process. This included critical path analysis on the given project timeline. Finally, the plan to measure the machine effectiveness and trial run plans were discussed.
dc.titleFlexible manufacturing assembly work cell at SRG Global Inc. Evansville, IN
html.description.abstractThe project discussed in this document focuses on SRG Evansville's first introduction of Flexible Manufacturing Cell for the U222 and U228 project in terms of assembly of components. The focus revolves around designing and project management of the first robotics machine cell to enter the plant. The workcell was designed for future expansion and capital cost reductions when compared to the current state of assembly production. The workcell was designed to build two separate finished goods; the grille for the Lincoln Navigator and the grille for the Ford Expedition. The research that supplemented this project discussed the advantages of Flexible Manufacturing Cells (FMC) and was linked to the application at hand. Also, the design of standard work through predetermined time study was analyzed along with the layout planning for the new production system. The document discussed the current method of production that involves stand-alone machines that are operated manually by operators, the financial impact, and process for the current machines. The document also described the new process for requesting vendor quotes that resulted from the project along with all the projected cycle times for the workcell. Financial analysis in terms of Present Worth and Breakeven Analysis were conducted to determine the feasibility of the options and the method for choosing the selected vendor for fabrication. The machine was awarded to an outside vendor and project management tools were used to track progress and begin development of the process. This included critical path analysis on the given project timeline. Finally, the plan to measure the machine effectiveness and trial run plans were discussed.
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Science in Industrial Management
dc.typeThesis (M.S.I.M.)--University of Southern Indiana, 2014


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