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Customized Manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning System for Offsite Modular Light Gauge Steel Construction

  • Author / Creator
    Fan, Gordon GZ
  • The research presented in this thesis describes the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that works in parallel to an offsite modular construction production line. The framework, which integrates lean manufacturing construction and time study, is used to diagnose production bottlenecks and streamline current processes by digitizing records and data. The proposed database has been developed into a cloud-based platform, which allows flexibility, accessibility, low maintenance, and scalability in order to facilitate smooth workflow and automate processes and reports. The research is developed in collaboration with industry partner, Fortis LGS Structures Inc., and is presented as a case study to demonstrate how the proposed software integration can be put into practice to efficiently help diagnose and continuously improve the modular construction manufacturing process.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2018
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3M902K00
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