Computer Aided Construction, Evaluation and Improvement of a Workplace Assembly Layout Using CADWORK
A computerized approach as opposed to a manual approach provides a fast and easy way of generating various workplace layouts in situ and consequently, CADWORK, a computerized heuristic capable of constructing a workplace from scratch, evaluating and improving a workplace fed into it, has been applied in this paper to design a workplace for the assembly of a domestic fan. An assembly layout constructed and evaluated by CADWORK yielded a cycle time of 1758.99 TMU at 100 BS performance level. Further modification of the workplace to search for improvements yielded an assembly time of 1623.09 TMU for the domestic fan.
Prof. A.O. Akii Ibhadode
U.J. Udosen "Computer Aided Construction, Evaluation and Improvement of a Workplace Assembly Layout Using CADWORK ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 18-19, pp. 353-358, 2007