Case Study on Operation Research

Jun 18th, 2015
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Aluminum Company of Canada Limited (Alcan) was an integrated producer of aluminu m products. The Foil Mill produced aluminum foil of different widths for a varie ty of different end uses. Space limitations required that a limited number of st andard widths of aluminum foil be carried in stock from which customers· orders wer e slit. Low turnover on some standard widths and large scrap losses occurred whe n filling customers· orders of certain widths. Case Statement Re-assessment of the current inventory policy in the Foil Mill of Aluminum Compa ny of Canada Limited (Alcan) Process Separator Select coil from stock in Foil Mill Customer Order specifying width, g auge & surface Roll coil to desired thickness & finish Slitter Slitter was used to slit the coil to desired width Separator was used to slit an d then separate coils which had been pack rolled in two layers. Rolling in two l ayers was done for thinner gauge orders to give sufficient strength to the foil for slitting.

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