This paper presents the improvement efforts to increase the major performance indicator of the production lines in a chewing gum confectionery. Extensive knowledge of the system under study was acquired through the analysis of the current situation of the system and all the variables involved. With this analysis, it was possible to determine the most influential root causes that prevented a better performance. Having identified the main four root causes, six different strategies were designed and established, which were implemented with their respective control method. The results of the case showed that after only the four months of the project, an increase of 9.45% in the performance indicator was achieved; resulting in a historical record of production rate in the plant.
|Title of host publication
|Increase of the production lines' performance in a chewing gum confectionery
|Published - 2020
|Proceedings of the 5th NA International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IOEM 2020 - Virtual, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 2020 → 14 Aug 2020
|Proceedings of the 5th NA International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IOEM 2020
|10/8/20 → 14/8/20
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Authors acknowledge Universidad de Monterrey for partial funding to the attendance of this conference.
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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