Simulation based process improvement in palm oil industry : A case study at palm kernel department

Noor Ajian Mohd Lair and Lee, Jason Fook Min and Liew , Willey Yun Hsien and Rosalam Sarbatly (2012) Simulation based process improvement in palm oil industry : A case study at palm kernel department. In: 2012 IEEE Business, Engineering and IndustrialApplications Colloquium, BEIAC 2012, 7-8 April 2012, Kuala Lumpur.

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Palm oil industry contributes significantly to Malaysian economy. However, there seem to be very few studies conducted on improving the palm oil production process. Specifically, there is seemed to be lacked of studies on the application of simulation modelling in improvement activities conducted on palm oil mills. This study addressed this gap by demonstrating the application of simulation modelling in improving or evaluating potential improvements before the improvements are being carried out in the palm oil mill. In order to conduct this research, a palm kernel plant production process in a local palm oil mill had been studied. Two models representing the existing and improved process had been developed and compared. The comparison indicated that the new improved model of the kernel plant does increase the system throughput by 26.7%.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keyword: Palm oil industry, Simulation modelling, Improved process, Malaysians, Palm kernel, Palm oil, Plant production, Process Improvement, System throughput, Computer simulation, Industrial applications, Production engineering, Vegetable oils
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB1-1110 Plant culture > SB183-317 Field crops Including cereals, forage crops, grasses, legumes, root crops, sugar plants, textile plants, alkaloidal plants, medicinal plants
Department: SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 11:40
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2014 16:41

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