Dynamic job quoting system for printed circuit board fabrication

Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


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Industrial Engineering

First Advisor's Name

Ronald Giachetti

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Chin-Sheng Chen

Third Advisor's Name

Richard J. Linn

Date of Defense



This research deals with the development of a dynamic job quotation system for printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication, which can estimate the price and completion time of a job based on customer preference and current capacity of the shop floor. The primary purpose of building a dynamic quotation system is to maximize the company's profit by quoting optimum lead-time and competitive price for the day-to-day orders received from different customers and original equipment manufacturers.

The system was developed using MS-Access relational database. Evaluating the output of the system it was observed that the dynamic system provided more reliable estimation of the lead-time needed for fabricating new jobs. The overall price quoted by the system was competitive with higher profit margin when compared to traditional static systems.

This system would therefore provide a vital link between the job quoting and scheduling system of the firm enabling better utilization of the available resources.



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