This project explains in detailed the measures that have to be taken to resolve the problem of excessive outsourcing.
review of related literature
identification of tools, methods and techniques required
selection of the best-suited approach
data and information collection
approach and best-suited solution
The project consists of the development of a new facilities layout to accommodate proposed new machinery purchases with the intention of reducing outsourcing. Each piece of equipment is analysed to identify the equipment best suited to the company. Economic studies have been completed to determine the best choice of the available equipment and whether or not it will be beneficial to purchase the equipment. Finally, the facility layout is redesigned to accommodate the recommended new equipment purchases.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2008.