SAB Alrode sets various operational targets, amongst others; changeover time. Currently, Brand Pack changeover time on Line7 is inconsistent and needs to be reduced to an absolute minimum in order to ensure maximum production and profitability. A Data Analysis is conducted in order to understand the process and redefine the problem statement. Thereafter, a Literature study is conducted to identify possible tools in reducing the changeover inconsistency. Tools such as Process Maps, Cause & Effect diagrams and a Failure Mode and Effect Analysis will be completed following the DMAIC structure. Relevant improvements are recommended, verified and a conclusion is reached.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2012.