Title: Spicer off-highway products division - Brugge improves its lead-time and scheduling performance
Authors: Vandaele, Nico ×
Lambrecht, Marc
De Schuyter, N
Cremmery, R #
Issue Date: 2000
Series Title: Interfaces vol:30 (Jan/Feb) issue:1 pages:83-95
Abstract: Spicer Off-Highway Products Division (a division of Dana Corp.) asked the management science team of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven to develop operations research tools to improve the due date performance and to shorten the manufacturing lead time of its powershift transmission plant in Brugge, Belgium. The manufacturing system was modeled as a queuing model and the model was used to analyze and evaluate improvement schemes. Next, a finite scheduler was developed to improve the detailed scheduling of the shop. The modeling effort contributed to the successful combination of analysis, planning, and detailed scheduling. The plant increased productivity by 27.3 percentage points, decreased manufacturing lead times by a factor of two to three, increased its workforce by 41%, and decreased its operating costs
ISSN: 0092-2102
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Business and Economics, Campus Kulak Kortrijk – miscellaneous
Research Center for Operations Management, Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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