Simitri Specialty Chemicals (Pty) Ltd was established as a dedicated supplier of specialty chemicals for leather industry. They have experienced problems with the productivity in their plant, as well as quality control in the laboratories and the warehouse. This report is aimed at increasing Simitri’s current levels of productivity and improvement of operations by making use of industrial engineering methods as well as productivity measures and techniques with minimum to no costs incurred.This document describes the situation at Simitri Specialty Chemicals before making use of the techniques of systematic layout planning, facility layout for the warehouse and statistical quality control in the laboratory and then the future state once all these techniques have been used and directed at improving the operations in the factory in order to decrease production time and increase the level of quality and as a result increased customer satisfaction.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2009.