Line balancing addresses the issues of balancing production or assembly line and it generally minimizes the idle time for all the events and the combinations of workstations. Factors such as lack of materials, design changes in the product, labor position may also be needed for line balancing. We approached the industry and proposed a heuristic solution solving in two different platforms, by rearranging the existing tasks over the work stations, so that the idle time of the machines are reduced to minimum and the other is by using Timer Pro software where grouping of similar kind of activities are to find out the optimized productivity . The experiment was conducted in a bearing company where analysis about line balancing were made and latter comparisons are made with that of Timer Pro Professional software to analyze the productivity. The results were much more higher compared to that of existing productivity. We address the solutions by experimenting, analyzing either ways through practical as well as software and propose how optimization can enhance the productivity in an industry.
Sridhar, Sudharsan; Anandaraj, Balthilak; and B, Santhosh
"Balancing of Production Line in a Bearing Industry to improve Productivity,"
The Hilltop Review: Vol. 9
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/hilltopreview/vol9/iss2/10