Materials flow effectiveness in press operations
Paper in proceeding, 1995

This paper deals with materials flow activities and efficiency within the manufacturing industry, especially where subsequent press operations are performed. The idea studied in the paper is to enable simultaneous performance of two or more press operations on the component, by equipping the press with several subsequent tools on the press table. Empirical data show that materials handling times, throughput times, internal transportation, etc., decrease considerably when this technique is implemented in a job shop environment.


Mats Johansson

Department of Transportation and Logistics

Per Medbo

Department of Transportation and Logistics

Proceedings of the 13th ICPR Conference, Jerusalem, 1997.

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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

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