A methodology and trial implementation for digitising information on a factory floor

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Sullivan, Dominic en
dc.contributor.advisor Bruton, Ken en
dc.contributor.author Duffy, Annie
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-28T12:09:34Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-28T12:09:34Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10-04
dc.date.submitted 2019-10-04
dc.identifier.citation Duffy, A. 2019. A methodology and trial implementation for digitising information on a factory floor. MRes Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 123 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10081
dc.description.abstract In recent years manufacturing industries have moved towards Smart Manufacturing, to achieve improved efficiency and production targets. Part of this innovation of current processes includes digitisation and improving access to machine information, usually through the introduction of new technology to assist with this transition. In order to maintain smooth processes and uninterrupted production, various information sources must be available on the factory floor. This project aims to provide a proof of concept for digitisation and access to necessary information during Pulse Walks. The methodology used to develop this tool is discussed. Observations during Pulse Walks were used to highlight the areas that this could be applied to, and a survey was used to determine the most useful information sources to include. Another aspect of this project is to introduce a method of digitally storing issues discussed during the Pulse Walk, to highlight recurring issues and problematic areas. This was developed to be used as part of the tool during Pulse Walks. This research will present a proof of concept for an app that will act as a digital information hub for accessing information and logging issues from the Pulse Walks. The use cases for this tool have been deliberated and the benefits clearly identified. This tool can assist with tracking recurring issues, using previously logged issues to create a historical database. The issue logging dashboard can be used for investigating reasons for machine downtime. This tool aims to improve production efficiency for a manufacturing line in a factory through issue tracking. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2019, Annie Duffy. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Digitisation en
dc.subject Smart manufacturing en
dc.subject Knowledge management en
dc.subject Industry 4.0 en
dc.subject Energy efficiency en
dc.title A methodology and trial implementation for digitising information on a factory floor en
dc.type Masters thesis (Research) en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en
dc.type.qualificationname MEngSc en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Civil and Environmental Engineering en
dc.internal.conferring Summer 2020 en
dc.internal.ricu Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2302/IE/Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) - The SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Research/ en
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