Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Material handling， Lean Manufacturing，Kanban，Two Bin ，Bill of Material
Material handling has become critically important because of improvement in the industry automation and the scale of production. US based ABC Refrigerator Company was also suffering from unreasonable material handling design in the past few years which caused the delivery delay and material wastage. The goal of this project was to reduce waste from the material handling system and improve the efficiency of the whole production. This project redesigned the new replenishment system called Material Excellence Program (MEP) which was made up of three sub-systems: Min max, Kanban, and Two Bin systems by applying, just-in-time and pull principles into the material handling process. Based on the selection criteria such as quality, usage frequency, part cost, and others. The materials in the warehouse were mainly divided into two categories: common parts and specific parts. MEP mainly focused on the common parts delivery. Time studies were conducted to record the cycle time of new replenishment system after implementation of the lean principles. The results of the project of Material Excellence Program were used at ABC. The new replenishment system was first implemented to ABC and improved the material handling system by solving problem of the smaller quantity deliveries delay and reducing waste through transportation and double handling at changeovers.
Liu, Jiebaixue, "Design and Development of a Lean Material Handling System at a Refrigerator Company" (2015). Culminating Projects in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. 4.