Title: A novel approach for process planning performance improvement

Authors: Abdelouahhab Jabri; Abdellah El Barkany; Ahmed Khalfi

Addresses: Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, B.P. 2202 – Route d'Imouzzer – FES – MAROC, Morocco ' Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, B.P. 2202 – Route d'Imouzzer – FES – MAROC, Morocco ' Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, B.P. 2202 – Route d'Imouzzer – FES – MAROC, Morocco

Abstract: This paper presents an approach developed for supporting management at the earliest stage of manufacturing; in other words this approach which is called quality, cost, lead time-based process planning (QCLPP) is a toolkit for process planner to estimate manufacturing cost as well as manufacturing cycle time and product quality; using both QFD and FMEA tools to enhance life-cycle quality of ownership, this approach is also based on DFP to estimate the manufacturing cycle-time of a new product that will be made in a manufacturing system. To estimate manufacturing cost and the cost of risks related to a process plan, ABC and CbFMEA are deployed in this approach. A software program has been developed; it aims at supporting process planner to achieve goals fixed by the company based on this approach. A case study is presented in order to illustrate the approach and prototype system in this paper.

Keywords: activity-based costing; ABC; design for production; DFP; quality function deployment; QFD; failure mode and effects analysis; FMEA; lead times; CADCAM; process planning; performance improvement; manufacturing cost.

DOI: 10.1504/IJQET.2014.059843

International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology, 2014 Vol.4 No.1, pp.42 - 65

Available online: 16 Mar 2014 *

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