9th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Process Standardization: Process Improvement in the Inbound Logistics Department of An Aquaculture Manufacturing Firm

John Paolo Isip
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Work Design, Measurement, Standards and ISO

Value Stream starts from the basic components of every manufacturing industry, these are the raw materials. Inbound Logistics can be considered as the gate of the value stream for the aquaculture manufacturing firm. since it is the department who check the quality, receives, and issues the value adding materials, it also handles similar process for non-value adding yet required for operation components.

Primarily the Inbound logistics department is tasked to inspect, document and record receipts and issuance of dry ingredients, packaging materials, and engineering and consumables. Thus, subdividing the department to four; Blending, Labelling and Box Making, Dry Warehouse, Engineering Store Keeper. Making the department a key player in the day to day operation of the firm.

With a wide area of responsibility to the firm the department seeks process correction and improvement through the use of multiple industrial engineering tools such as Methods study, Work Measurement, and Statistical Analysis. Upon observation in-house rejects in the packaging materials is experience by the labelling and production, also identified is the lack of standard time and standard capacity for each process that could aid and relay information to the Inbounds logistics internal customers.

Having to know this process alignment and improvement is done, using statistical and root cause analysis, in-house defects causes are identified and address in line with ISO 2859-1, while capacity planning and providing standard time for labelling and blending is done, standard time per Stock keeping Units and work activity is done for labelling while predetermined standard time for blending with a base efficiency of 40% is provided for the blending since its workers are new.

Assuming the process recommendations are followed rate of in-house rejects is expected to go down by 20%, and standard time and work performance for blending is expected to reach 70% by the following month.

Published in: 9th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Bangkok, Thailand

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 5-7, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5948-4
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767