Analysis and Improvement of Assembly Line: A Case Study at Automobile Rear-Axle Assembly Line-A PT. ZYX

Prasti Amanda Larasari(1*), Prianggada Indra Tanaya(2), Yuki Indrayadi(3),

(1) Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Swiss German University, Campus EduTown BSD City, Tangerang 15339
(2) Dept of Industrial and Systems Engineering Faculty of Engineering International University Liaison Indonesia ECO-Campus The Breeze BSD City Tangerang 15345
(3) Dept of Industrial and Systems Engineering Faculty of Engineering International University Liaison Indonesia ECO-Campus The Breeze BSD City Tangerang 15345
(*) Corresponding Author


This paper explains the improvement of PT ZYX's productivity on the assembly line-A, using the production line balancing method. Four methods of line balancing were examined, namely, Ranking Positional Weight (RPW), Region Approach, J-Wagon and Kaizen. The selection of the most suitable method is made based on the reduction of number of workstation and cycle-time. Based on the result. Kaizen method shows better total cycle time, number of workstation, and number of operator required. This result is simulated using the 'Tecnomatix' software with the DES (Discrete Event Simulation) method.


production line balancing; productivity; kaizen; discrete event simulation

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