In this paper we have done practical analysis and improvement of manufacturing process, transportation and work layout of a pharmaceutical company carried out with the help of a Method study tool. The pharmaceutical company is considered with manufacturing tablets. Analysis gives the effect of plant layout on distance travelled and sequencing of machines. The tablet production section is considered for analysis. The investigation also aims to find out and eliminate the bottlenecks in operation. Our proposed modification in plant layout has been drawn in by the industry which has optimized their material flow and minimized the distance travelled by two third of the past course of action. Introduction of one new mixer is found to significantly increase in quality of the product. It resulted in improvement of the productivity.
Ahmed, Aftab; Khan, Imtiyaz; and Ghosh, M.K.
"SPC Implementation in Pharmaceutical Industry for Material Flow Management,"
Interscience Management Review: Vol. 3
, Article 11.
Available at: https://www.interscience.in/imr/vol3/iss2/11