Joanna Kolińska, Roman Domański – THE ANALYSIS OF PRODUCTION LINES BOTTLENECKS – IDENTIFICATION AND WAYS OF MANAGEMENT

Joanna Kolińska, Roman Domański – THE ANALYSIS OF PRODUCTION LINES BOTTLENECKS – IDENTIFICATION AND WAYS OF MANAGEMENT

Joanna Kolińska
Poznan School of Logistics, Chair of Logistics Systems, Poland
E-mail:
joanna.kolinska@wsl.com.pl


Roman Domański
Poznan School of Logistics, Chair of Logistics Systems, Poland
E-mail:
roman.domanski@wsl.com.pl


Abstract


Insufficient and limited production capability is a common problem faced by
production enterprises nowadays. The production processes management is
continuously improving. Theory of Constraints (TOC) is an interesting concept of
planning and controlling production. TOC is a simple and most importantly, a very
effective technique of production systems management.
The aim of this article is to present the possibilities offered by the application of
TOC in practice. The first step in investigating the production system under analysis
was identifying bottlenecks in two production lines. Improvement proposals were
presented for each line.
The subject of the study is an existing automotive enterprise producing a variety
of components. This article analyses two production lines. LP01 – a production line
which produces only one product and LP02 which produces many different products.
The authors’ research method was employed – based on the analysis of i.e.: tact time,
productivity and the level of machine exploitation, profit margin.
The explorations of the authors do not exhaust all the other possible variants of
improvement in production systems managed with TOC logic. The presented ways of
proceeding are designated to support production managers in decision-making
processes. Reducing the impact of bottlenecks to a minimum entails independence
from constraints. Due to such operations production processes will be much more
productive.


Key words: production line, theory of constraints (TOC), bottleneck, productivity,
automotive industry

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