The project on sequential building to ensure sequential delivery will be done at the Rosslyn Plant Nissan SA (NSA).
A production line on building vehicles needs to incorporate or make use of sequential building to achieve their volume target. Sequential build is achieved by keeping the sequence of units as close as possible to the original line-up. At present, Nissan is still struggling to minimize the variation between the original sequence and the sequence that is being delivered in the end, a relationship referred to as the SSAR (Scheduled Sequence Achievement Ratio). Nissan has to decide whether to automate a process or processes in order to increase the SSAR.
The following will be done to solve the problem/s identified:
„X Planning the project accurately will eliminate confusion. The problem is described and discussed in Chapter 1.
„X Identifying, studying and implementing industrial methods and techniques such as Just-in-sequence, automation, simulation, optimisation, AS-IS and TO-BE models that can be applied to solve the problem or help make a decision. The techniques and methods are identified and discussed in the Literature Review. The solution approach is determined by discussing the particular methods that will be used.
„X Discussing how the data will be gathered and analysed is represented in Chapter 3.
„X The data gathered will be analysed and used to find possible improvements, as well as the techniques to implement them in Chapter 4.
„X Looking into every individual section of the process, may help to identify a gap for automation.
„X Generate a model or models to compare results and decide if automation is necessary.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2012.