Analyse critique et optimisation d'un processus de production d'éléments préfabriqués en bois

Authors: Ultré, Pierre
Advisor: Lehoux, NadiaMénard, Sylvain
Abstract: Currently, industrialized housing is facing an increased demand while a lot of small producers have to deal with a lack of capacity and non-automated production processes. This master thesis focuses on the way to improve the production processes in this field in order to gain efficiency. First, a literature review leads to a comprehensive state of the art concerning scheduling and production management practices in industrialized housing. It compares this sector to the traditional construction field and the manufacturing industry. It then identifies the various problems enterprises may face while suggesting potential solutions. Thereafter a case study involving a company specialized in producing prefabricated elements is studied in detail. The focus is on the processes conducted to manufacture panels. Improvements that should be implemented in order to decrease operation times as well as better use the production capacity while respecting the labor’s availability constraint are proposed. A simulation model is therefore developed to test those suggestions and to evaluate the gain each solution can generate so as to meet a rise in demand. Results show that the most interesting improvements are those involving to invest in automation technologies.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2018
Open Access Date: 21 December 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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