Aggregate production planning with outsourcing for wind turbine manufacturing process / Indera Shaiful Baharudin

Baharudin, Indera Shaiful (2012) Aggregate production planning with outsourcing for wind turbine manufacturing process / Indera Shaiful Baharudin. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

The purpose of this research project is to understand and propose solutions to the process of manufacturing of wind turbine by resolving the instantaneous high demand issue faced by the company. The research project focuses on the production planning that the company should employ and decide whether it is feasible at all to take on the new demand and the cost savings if the company involves outsourcing some of the components to local vendors/suppliers. By studying and evaluating the current facility and resources of the company, the research is able to analyze factors contributing to the current total cost, which are the production, inventory and man-hour (regular and overtime) costs. By introducing a set of formulation to represent the objective of reducing cost and its bounded constraints, Linear Programming (LP) method was utilized in coming up with the optimized production planning. The results shows that the cost for the total manufacturing amounting to RM 14,163,700.00 while an option of outsourcing will result in savings of RM218,100.00 for the manufacturing of the 200 units within the duration of 24 months. The issue of outsourcing motive, risk and ways to mitigate them are discussed extensively in the discussion section, suggesting that the company should take extra precaution and build closer relationship with multiple suppliers to instigate trust and healthy working environment. This whole research is about finding the optimal solution, if the company decides to start the project, and maximize profit to satisfy stakeholders involved.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Creators:
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Baharudin, Indera Shaiful
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Omar, Abdul Rahman (Prof. Ir. Dr. Hj.)
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Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Machine design and drawing
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Hydraulic machinery
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Programme: Master in Engineering Management
Keywords: Project Supply Chain Management, Linear Programming Method, Outsourcing
Date: 2012
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/52222
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