AbstractsBusiness Management & Administration

Modeling of production plan and scheduling of manufacturing process for a beverage company in Ghana

by Mathias Kwaku Boahen

Institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Year: 2016
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2070604
Full text PDF: http://dspace.knust.edu.gh:8080/jspui/handle/123456789/8435


Production scheduling is a decision-making process that is used in manufacturing and service industries to achieve effciency and minimize production cost. The goal with this research is to optimize the production and Scheduling of products of a beverage company by developing a model that displays the optimal production plan for a given planning horizon. The model is designed in a way that it can be implemented on any kind of Beverage Company: The model can also be implemented on different kind of production to make a production plan. A Mixed Linear Programming Model to support decision making is presented, in order to nd the optimal production plan, by maximizing the production and reducing cost. Data from Promasidor Ghana Limited was applied to the model. Results from the model were analyzed and sensitivity analysis was carried out. I found out that the mixed linear programming model is an e cient approach to solve a production planning and Scheduling problems. A thesis submitted to the Department of Mathematics,Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics, 2015 KNUST