DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTER BASED QUALITY ASSURANCE MONITORING SYSTEM (A CASE STUDY OF ANAMMCO NIG LTD EMENE ENUGU). A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE
This study is based on the computerization of a quality assurance monitoring system of a manufacturing industry. It entails sourcing from all parts of the company on how they operate especially in the quality assurance department.
This project is narrowed to the expected module. It is not the intention here to treat each module separately, hence the entire project is menu driven to cover some of the facilities present.
Finally, at the end of this work, we would have been able to get a computer-based system that assures quality of a product(s) of a manufacturing industry.
1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON ANAMMCO
The Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company (ANAMMCO) is a joint venture between the federal government of Nigeria and Daimler Benz AG/ Mercedes Ag of Germany.
Mercedes Benz (MB) Anammco Limited was incorporated on 17th January 1977, and the new plant was commissioned on July 8th, 1980 by the First executive president of Nigeria, Alhaji Sheu Shagari. It started official production in 1981, and has to date made an enviable mark on the nation’s industrial growth, adding over 20,000 vehicles to the nations transport sector, backed up effectively with a network of over 36 after-sales service points and spare parts supply depots.
MB-ANAMMCO manufactures commercial vehicles and leads in the production of both private and commercial vehicles in Nigeria. This plant which occupies a sprawling 300,000 square meters site at Emene, near Enugu is virtually a shining example of a profitable and viable economic and technological co-operation between the government and people of Nigeria and Germany.
The multi-million-naira plant was initially planned to produce trucks for the Nigerian market. But today, the plant has diversified its production range to include the full range of commercial and private vehicles for the rapid industrialization of the country. It not only produces trucks as originally planned but has gone a step further in fabrication, manufacturing, and production of buses and other utility vehicles. Part of its product range today include; MB 0131, L 608 D, MB 1520, MB 230, MB 500 SEL, MB 1414, MB 911, MB 809, fire fighting vehicles, ambulances, mobile clinic collector and other various specialized types of vehicles. The company has expanded its bus programme to start producing a new intercity bus (MB 1635). It should also be noted that the MB-ANAMMCO has achieved over 657 local consent in some of these vehicles, especially in buses.