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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING   FEBRUARY 2004 , Volume 17 , Number 1 (TRANSACTIONS A: BASICS); Page(s) 51 To 72.
 
Paper: 

A LEAN MANUFACTURING ROADMAP FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE BODY ASSEMBLY LINE WITHIN AXIOMATIC DESIGN FRAMEWORK

 
 
Author(s):  HOUSHMAND MAHMOUD, JAMSHIDNEZHAD BIZHAN
 
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Abstract: 
In this paper we are to present a practical application of Axiomatic Design (AD) ‎methodology, as a roadmap to lean production, in redesigning a car body assembly ‎line. Axiomatic Design theory provides a framework to simplify the whole problem. ‎According to the AD principles, a hierarchical structure has been developed. The ‎developed structure originated in lean manufacturing principles and existing ‎conditions of an assembly line, revealed that elimination of all kinds of waste is a ‎prerequisite for other functional requirements. Several main sources of waste were ‎recognized in the assembly line and some practical solutions are suggested to alleviate ‎these problems. In the initial survey, it became obvious that high work-in-progress is ‎the major problem of this assembly line, which is the symptom of an unbalanced flow. ‎Two cells have more problems than others and require to be modified first: the door ‎cell and the underbody cell. Based on the hierarchy, these cells are redesigned. In ‎addition to interior space of the cells, two automatic material handling systems-‎overhead chain conveyor- are employed respectively to facilitate handling operation ‎of these cells. Main Line is another part of the assembly line, have to being modified ‎by adding spot welding robots. The proposed plan is justified both technically and ‎economically to the managers of the assembly line‏.‏
 
Keyword(s): AXIOMATIC DESIGN, LEAN, MANUFACTURING, AUTOMOTIVE, BODY, ASSEMBLY
 
 
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HOUSHMAND, M., & JAMSHIDNEZHAD, B. (2004). A LEAN MANUFACTURING ROADMAP FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE BODY ASSEMBLY LINE WITHIN AXIOMATIC DESIGN FRAMEWORK. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING, 17(1 (TRANSACTIONS A: BASICS)), 51-72. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=2247



Vancouver: Copy

HOUSHMAND MAHMOUD, JAMSHIDNEZHAD BIZHAN. A LEAN MANUFACTURING ROADMAP FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE BODY ASSEMBLY LINE WITHIN AXIOMATIC DESIGN FRAMEWORK. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING. 2004 [cited 2021June25];17(1 (TRANSACTIONS A: BASICS)):51-72. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=2247



IEEE: Copy

HOUSHMAND, M., JAMSHIDNEZHAD, B., 2004. A LEAN MANUFACTURING ROADMAP FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE BODY ASSEMBLY LINE WITHIN AXIOMATIC DESIGN FRAMEWORK. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING, [online] 17(1 (TRANSACTIONS A: BASICS)), pp.51-72. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=2247.



 
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