Volume 42, Issue 6 (November 2014)

    Application of TRIZ to Improve the Material Handling and Productivity in a Screw-Packaging Factory

    (Received 3 April 2013; accepted 30 December 2013)

    Published Online: 2014

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    Although the screw is small, it is really basic and necessary in our lives. It is an integral part of almost all the industrial products. This study uses a systematic and innovative approach, TRIZ (Teoriya Resheniya Izobreatatelskikh Zadatch), to solve the layout problems of an existing screw-packaging factory. The work has modified the layout of the factory and applied a closed-loop-type rail-guided vehicle system (RGVS) with a forklift device. The automatic material handling system has replaced some forklift trucks. The advantage of this modification is an increase in production output from 48 ton/day to 96 ton/day, reducing the number of forklift trucks from six sets to three sets and increasing the throughput of material handling from 80 pallet/h to 160 pallet/h. In addition, the results also improve the industrial safety and make the environment more eco-friendly.


    Author Information:

    Wang, Chia-Nan
    Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Kaohsiung Univ. of Applied Sciences,

    Yang, Gino K.
    Dept. of Computer Science and Information Management, Hungkuang Univ.,

    Hsiung, Wei-Ming
    Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Kaohsiung Univ. of Applied Sciences,


    Stock #: JTE20130078

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE20130078

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    Title Application of TRIZ to Improve the Material Handling and Productivity in a Screw-Packaging Factory
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    Committee F41