In this article a case study is reported which deals with identifying the sources of downtime, and a procedure which could help management to predict whether the daily production standards in auto assembly‐line operations could be met given the intensity of sources of downtime. This study was conducted for a large auto engine manufacturer. The engine assembly line under study is subject to good preventive maintenance to avert unexpected breakdowns that would shut down the line or lower the quality so as to reduce the yield in total. Two multivariate statistical procedures are used – factor analysis and multiple discriminant analysis.
Somers, T.M. and Gupta, Y.P. (1991), "An Examination of an Engine Manufacturing Plant′s Downtime and Production Standards", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 11 No. 5, pp. 22-38. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443579110140145
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