The primary aim of this project is to optimise the vehicle wash bay at Hatfield VW through the application of various Industrial Engineering tools and techniques. These include time and motion studies; job task standardisation (PDSA cycle application); and simulation modelling in Arena. Application thereof will lead to an increase in productivity and improve efficiency, ultimately benefiting the company as well as the customer. The company seeks a configuration that will allow for a minimum of 75 vehicles to be processed by the wash bay per day. This configuration will then be presented to the company so that they can adapt their wash bay contract accordingly.
The secondary aim of this project is to investigate the parking issue at the facility, and to propose and develop a system that will allow for the monitoring of available parking bays as well as aid in making full usage thereof.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2011.