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Optimising part feeding in the automotive assembly industry: deciding between kitting and line stocking

Veronique Limère UGent, Hendrik Van Landeghem UGent, Marc Goetschalckx, El-Houssaine Aghezzaf UGent and Leon McGinnis (2011) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH.
abstract
In a synchronous and fast paced assembly line operation, it is of crucial importance that the right parts are being supplied at the right time and at the right place. In automotive assembly, the need for efficient material handling part delivery is particularly great because of extensive product customization and the lack of space to stock all the required parts at the assembly line. This paper introduces a mathematical cost model for evaluating the assignment of parts to one of two possible material supply systems: kitting or line stocking. Case data from an automotive company in Belgium is used to test the model. The results demonstrate that hybrid policies, where some parts will be kitted while others will be stocked in bulk at the line, are preferred to the exclusive use of either material delivery system. The factors influencing the preferred delivery method for individual parts are explored. Numerical results are presented.
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keyword
assembly lines, materials handling, kitting, line stocking, manufacturing management
journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH
Int. J. Prod. Res.
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000306976900005
JCR category
ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING
JCR impact factor
1.115 (2011)
JCR rank
11/37 (2011)
JCR quartile
2 (2011)
ISSN
0020-7543
DOI
10.1080/00207543.2011.588625
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1186227
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1186227
date created
2011-03-11 11:23:07
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2013-04-24 14:56:09
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  abstract     = {In a synchronous and fast paced assembly line operation, it is of crucial importance that the right parts are being supplied at the right time and at the right place. In automotive assembly, the need for efficient material handling part delivery is particularly great because of extensive product customization and the lack of space to stock all the required parts at the assembly line. This paper introduces a mathematical cost model for evaluating the assignment of parts to one of two possible material supply systems: kitting or line stocking. Case data from an automotive company in Belgium is used to test the model. The results demonstrate that hybrid policies, where some parts will be kitted while others will be stocked in bulk at the line, are preferred to the exclusive use of either material delivery system. The factors influencing the preferred delivery method for individual parts are explored. Numerical results are presented.},
  author       = {Lim{\`e}re, Veronique and Van Landeghem, Hendrik and Goetschalckx, Marc and Aghezzaf, El-Houssaine and McGinnis, Leon},
  issn         = {0020-7543},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH},
  keyword      = {assembly lines,materials handling,kitting,line stocking,manufacturing management},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Optimising part feeding in the automotive assembly industry: deciding between kitting and line stocking},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2011.588625},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Limère, Veronique, Hendrik Van Landeghem, Marc Goetschalckx, El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, and Leon McGinnis. 2011. “Optimising Part Feeding in the Automotive Assembly Industry: Deciding Between Kitting and Line Stocking.” International Journal of Production Research.
APA
Limère, V., Van Landeghem, H., Goetschalckx, M., Aghezzaf, E.-H., & McGinnis, L. (2011). Optimising part feeding in the automotive assembly industry: deciding between kitting and line stocking. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH.
Vancouver
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Limère V, Van Landeghem H, Goetschalckx M, Aghezzaf E-H, McGinnis L. Optimising part feeding in the automotive assembly industry: deciding between kitting and line stocking. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH. 2011;
MLA
Limère, Veronique, Hendrik Van Landeghem, Marc Goetschalckx, et al. “Optimising Part Feeding in the Automotive Assembly Industry: Deciding Between Kitting and Line Stocking.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH (2011): n. pag. Print.