Improvement of material supply system through kitting concept and IT solutions.

Jenny Díaz Ramírez, Paola Puentes Vera, Astrid Gándara Martínez

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The performance of every assembly line depends on the availability of a large number of components which have to be supplied in a coordinated and precise manner, if a company doesn't have a well-constructed material feeding system it will not achieve good operative results. This paper is the result of a project developed at Daimler Buses Mexico where chassis are being assembled for Mercedes-Benz Buses with an existing high cost due to rework process on units with missing parts. Through Lean Logistics and PDCA Cycle Methodology the kitting concept was redefined and different proposals involving the kitting method were established; several IT solutions in the material supply process and in the material control system were also an important contribution. In addition, a discrete-event simulation to gain insights about the needed resources was developed. Results of the different applications are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the North American Conference in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management 2018
Place of PublicationWashington D.C.
PublisherIEOM Society
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5323-5944-6
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThird North American IEOM Conference - Washington, D.C., Washington, Mexico
Duration: 27 Sept 201829 Sept 2018
Conference number: 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management


ConferenceThird North American IEOM Conference
Abbreviated titleIEOM Washington 2018
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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